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dream team

A group or combination of people that is ideally suited to some purpose or endeavor. The company has hired a dream team of lawyers to defend it in court.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dream team

An outstanding combination of individuals or factors that promises huge success. This term originated in the second half of the twentieth century in sports, where it signified a team made up of the best players. It soon was transferred to other venues, as in the New York Times headline for a story about wealthy lawyer Johnnie L. Cochran (Sept. 3, 2000), “Finding a ‘Dream Team’ for his Finances.” It is well on its way to clichédom.
See also: dream, team
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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