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crème de la crème

Of a person or a thing, the very best of a similar group or type. Literally translated from French as "cream of the cream." This car is the crème de la crème of luxury vehicles. Janet is the crème de la crème of photographers.
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the ˌcrème de la ˈcrème

(from French, formal or humorous) the best people or things of their kind: This university takes only the crème de la crème of school leavers.Naturally, only the crème de la crème have been invited to the wedding.
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They represent the creme de la creme of head teachers and are a real credit to their schools and the local communities they serve.
In terms of size, amenities, curriculum, quality of teachers and security measures, Creme de la Creme pre-sehools are considered without peer in the childcare market.
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Fl is unquestionably the creme de la creme of auto racing (at least the people who are involved in it seem to think so).
For the well-to-do, America offers state-of-the-art pre-school "campuses" like Denver's Creme de la Creme, which boasts 32-foot vaulted ceilings, a line of faux Victorian shopfronts, a mini-television station, and all the other bells and whistles you'd expect for $14,000 per year.
But now we learn that within the super-elite Force Recon is an even more elite unit- the creme de la creme de ;a creme you might say- called the Direct Action Team.
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Over the years, the local (male) creme de la creme frequented the Dickson household, despite David's open affection for Amanda and her sons, whom he recognized as his beloved daughter and grandsons.
Carnegie Melon Caps Computer Chess Championship It was creme de la creme at ACM's 19th North American Computer Chess Championship held late last year at the Supercomputing '88 Conference in Orlando, Florida.
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WE'VE long appreciated Cocorico Patisserie' s delicious skills here in Cardiff but on Tuesday the entire nation got a chance to witness its mouth-watering creations as owner Laurian Veaudor competed on BBC's Bake Off Creme de la Creme.
THE entire nation got a chance to see the mouth-watering creations of a Cardiff patissier as Cocorico's owner, Laurian Veaudor, competed on BBC's Bake Off Creme de la Creme.