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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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Margaret Thatcher on the Creme Egg production line in 1979
The Creme Egg first appeared in shops in 1971 and has been one of our favourite chocolate products ever since.
For the basil and mint creme fraiche Ingredients (serves 4) 25g fresh basil 25g mint 1 egg yolk Teaspoon Dijon mustard 200ml olive oil Juice and finely grated rind of one lime 1/2 tub (100g) creme fraiche Salt and pepper Method 1.
Cadbury Creme Egg is the biggest selling confectionery brand between Christmas and Easter each year in the UK, with more than two million sold over Easter alone.
Blended Creme Frappuccino is a fancy word for milkshake.
The Creme Frappuccino is perfect for those in search of an ice blended beverage without coffee.
No other chocolate company can make it like us," says process operator Mr Martin Cox, who ought to know - he has spent 25 years with Cadbury's making Creme Eggs.
We heard a strong message from our marketplace about the desire for organic products, and we responded with a product we believe sets a new standard for an organic massage creme.
Omaha, NE and Iowa City, IA are among the cities Creme leaders are currently eyeing.
Place the creme fraiche in a small pan and add the garlic and lemon zest.
YOU'LL goo crazy for a Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted - especially now every reader can enjoy this delicious chocolate bar absolutely FREE.
CHOCOLATE lovers today saw the return of an old Birmingham favourite as 250 million Cadbury Creme Eggs hit the shelves across the country.
The Collection'features six colors--Crowned, a vintage copper metallic; House of Rebels, a brick red creme; Crimson Uprising, a shimmery crimson; Regal Revenge, a deep fuchsia creme; Hyde in the Dark, a metallic anthracite and Rock Royalty, a dark purple creme.
Cadbury Creme Egg fans can indulge themselves all year round thanks to the introduction of a permanent variant in the Dairy Milk range.
To satisfy sweet cravings, Tracht serves a delicious kugel but breaks with tradition by baking it in individual-size souffle dishes, then topping with warm honey and dried cherries and a dollop of creme fraiche.