the cream of the crop

the cream of the crop

The best of a particular group. We need to draft this player—he's definitely the cream of the crop. These delicious strawberries are the cream of the crop.
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the cream of the crop

the best of a particular group This editorial staff isn't the cream of the crop, but it's not as bad as you say.
Opposite of: bottom of the barrel
Etymology: based on the idea that cream is the best part of milk
See also: cream, crop, of

the cream of the crop

the best of a particular group These artists are the best of this year's graduates - the cream of the crop.
See also: cream, crop, of
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The Curry Chips have been added to the Cream of the Crop range of speciality potato products which includes Microwave Chips, Spicy Potato Wedges, Traditional Roast Potatoes, American Oven Thin Fries, Mashed Potato and Carrot & Swede Mashed Potato.
The cream of the crop will receive awards at a presentation night at the Rugby Indian Centre, in Edward Street, on Thursday.
Another problem, says Clay, is that voucher systems take the cream of the crop.
The interactive marketing industry has experienced tremendous innovation in the past year and these winning products and services have been chosen by our readers as the cream of the crop," said Rebecca Lieb, executive editor of The ClickZ Network, a division of Incisive Media (FTSE: INM).
A lot of people were questioning whether some past nominees deserved to be nominated, and we wanted to tighten up the process so we were only recognizing the cream of the crop,'' explained John Pavlik, director of communications at the academy.
And the cream of the crop will be signed up to the Sky Blues' own youth academy where they will be groomed for future success.
In the world of academia, such commencement speakers are among the cream of the crop - nationally prominent individuals who reflect and add to a university's prestige.
PSVillage truly represents the cream of the crop in the professional services ecosystem.
The posh brand is set to rival the cream of the crop - such as Ben and Jerry's and Haagen Daaz - and break into the British and European luxury ice-cream markets.
Michael Hur is the cream of the crop,'' Valencia coach Jared Snyder said.
High-volume vehicles make up the majority of certified used vehicles since there is a large selection from which dealers can choose the cream of the crop.
This is where you're going to get the cream of the crop of automotive engineers.
Prices are steep, but this is the cream of the crop.
Dedicated to bringing the freshest, hottest and most exclusive entertainment to 18-to-35 year olds, Amp'd will broadcast MotoGP events that feature the cream of the crop in Grand Prix motorcycle racing, directly to the handsets of Amp'd Mobile members.
The cream of the crop is coming to the Antelope Valley to further train.