crème de la crème

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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.
See also: crème, DE, la
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On March 5, the 52-year-old Dela Cerna was forcibly taken by three armed men as he was riding his pedicab on San Guillermo Street in Barangay Karuhatan, Valenzuela City, around 6:40 a.
Dela Rosa said that he has yet to receive from the President the executive order regarding his term extension, the second time in his career as the PNP chief.
Duterte announced this week that he decided to stretch Dela Rosa's term 'a little bit longer' since the nation's top cop enjoys his trust and confidence.
According to dela Rosa, the President told him about his second extension on Wednesday afternoon.
Dela Paz, along with his wife, Maria Fe, had been detained at the Moscow airport last October 11 for failing to declare to customs authorities that he was carrying 105,000 euros out of the country.
Although the Bradleys say that when Misty moved in with them all parties were happy about the arrangement, dela Cerna recalls the situation differently.
Even before Dela Torre gained fame, Milby recalled how he wondered why such a talented person was not getting the attention she deserved.
But dela Rosa was quick to clarify that it remains a decision of President Duterte as to the date of the extension of his top police post.
For the second time, Duterte extended the term of the police chief due to what dela Rosa said was the trust and confidence vested upon him by the Chief Executive, and for him to continue the Philippines National Police's (PNP) internal cleansing and the campaign against illegal drugs.
An argument did lead up to the shooting,'' dela Pena added.
When we started the bidding process for the vehicles, they went to the Department of Budget and Management and they were forcing the brands they carried because they had allegedly been proven already by the government,' Dela Rosa said.
Our Director for Operations (Director Camilo Cascolan) is now in Davao City and conducting activities related to the security and defense of the city," said dela Rosa.
Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Wednesday expressed mixed feelings regarding his term extension as the head of the police force.
DELA" stands for Drexler European Licensees Association, the original working group of companies, including British Telecom, that established the de facto DELA standard in 1989.
While Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa's term extension is for an indefinite period, he expressed doubt it would be for the duration of President Duterte's tenure.