pick of the litter


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pick of the litter

The best of a group, as in He was first in the ticket line so he had the pick of the litter. This term, alluding to the most desirable one from a litter of puppies or kittens, supplanted such earlier variants as pick of the market, pick of the parish, and pick of the basket. [Early 1900s]
See also: litter, of, pick
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Brent got the fast food employee make out (Brent being pick of the litter, crushing Colt's ego), and Tosh did a Jump for Jah off the flatground that had to be close to record book heights.
Pick of the Litter was set up to raise money to open and operate a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for cats and dogs.
Godolphin saddle three runners in the one-mile Listed heat in Yorkshire, but this promising colt looks the pick of the litter.
The Pick of the Litter gallery will hold an open house featuring art, collectibles and antiques from 6 p.
He's the pick of the litter - I'm very attached to him and want him back.
The mum-of-two was recently turned down by Playboy for being "too hefty" even though she is the pick of the litter.
And "director" appears to be the pick of the litter.
Owner June Miles, from North Lodge, Packington Park, Meriden, entered Kevin into the Vetzyme Pick of the Litter show.
Pick of the litter was his halflength defeat of Dundonnell in the Group TwoChampagne Stakes at Doncaster, where jockey Richard Hughes made all of the running in splendid fashion.
Tax Free has been the pick of the litter this term and showed he is still ripe for the grand stage at Longchamp last month.
Pick of the Litter, a consignment store featuring art, collectibles and antiques, is now open at 329 W.
We know that TIA has the pick of the litter when it comes to technologies" says Baldwin "We are honored to be a part of TIA and we are doing everything we can to get this technology deployed where it can make a difference in the security of the American people.
But he added: "I think the pick of the litter is going to be Gilgarry Rio, who has been going really well at Henlow.
Some said this was the pick of the litter back in September, but pictures are worth 1,000 words.