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te mutunga (kē) mai (nei) o te ... Play

1. the ultimate in, absolutely, the epitome of, the best, the worst - an idiom used to exclaim about the quality of something or someone, both good and bad.

Ko te mutunga mai o te riko o tēnei rūma. / This room is filthy.
Kei reira ētahi whakaahua te mutunga kē mai nei o te ātaahua (HM 3/1998:7). / At that place there were some photographs that were extremely beautiful.
Taringa morimori? Āe, te mutunga kē mai! / Stubborn? Yes, with a vengeance!
(Te Pihinga Textbook (Ed. 2): 147;)

Synonyms: ehara ehara, , anō, moruka, mārika, tahi, mōrukaruka, mārire, pohapoha, puru, piropiro, hāwerewere, rukaruka, mārie

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