meaning "to make it even better" or " the best part of it", is there an expression with a "fruit' in it? thanks!

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The idiom "the icing on the cake" means an extra enhancement to something already good. Therefore, it's a final touch, a bonus, the finishing touch that intensifies the appreciation of something already good.
Regarding "the best of all" - it is not a synonym for 'the cherry on the icing of the cake or simply the cherry on top'. The best of all means the 'most important thing'.
If you may, I'd suggest you avoid using the cherry on top as suggested. The reason is because both in BE and AME English is a dated expression, old fashioned. And nowadays 'cherry' is also used as 'virginal'. So 'the icing on the cake' would be a better alternative for conveying the general sense of  " cerise sur le gâteau" in English.

commented

thanks a lot , I learnt something today ! I really appreciate

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Cherry on the pie

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La cerise sur le gateau translates into icing on the cake.

It refers to something that makes it better or more appealing, but is not necessary or obligatory. Think of a cake. You can still eat it without icing, but if you like icing, it would probably taste better. The French say cherry. It makes it more appealing, but it doesn't need to be there.

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the phrase "le cerise" sur le gateau" seems to be used more sarcastically these days when several things in a sequence have gone badly and then - to crown or to top it all the dog ran off with the Sunday roast (for example)

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Last but not least

commented

Thanks! but doesn't this expression mean that the "last thing" we are going to talk about is as much as important than the previous and certainly not less important . but does it mean that it's even "better" than the previous points?

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Thanks to you all. Actually I've been told it's cherry on top, there is also the expression : icing the cake

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To crown it all

commented

Is it informal?

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I don't think that the literaly translation exist with this expresion.

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