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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cream of the crop

Fig. the best of all. This particular car is the cream of the crop. These three students are very bright. They are the cream of the crop in their class.
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the cream of the crop

If you talk about the cream of the crop, you mean the best people or things in a particular set or group. The first Midlands media degree show features the cream of the crop of this year's graduates in photography, film, and video. They are among the cream of the crop of emerging architects in Scotland.
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the cream of the crop

the very best of a particular type; the crème de la crème .
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the ˌcream of the ˈcrop

the best people or things in a particular group: Only the cream of the crop of the year’s movies are nominated for an award.
The cream of something is the best of a group or people or things.
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Local Legends are the cream of the crop, having loyal customers who reorder time and time again, as well as a high customer rating, meaning they're loved locally and come highly recommended.
A STRATFORD hotel has been judged as the cream of the crop after being listed on a popular website to entice UK and global visitors to the town.
The American-style Cross Cut Fries and Curly Fries extend the Cream of the Crop range of speciality potato products to 12, and will be available from leading independent retailers.
By implementing our own graduate programme, we want to train the cream of the crop and invest our time and revenue in building a longterm team of graduates working at Interactive Telecoms.
Following their headline slot on the John Peel Stage at last year's Glasto, this 'best of' collection takes the cream of the crop from albums The Last Broadcast, Lost Souls, Some Cities and Kingdom Of Rust, showcasing what the trio do best.
The Cream Of The Crop hotshots also looks a buy at 38.
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With countless tips to keeping the cream of the crop producing for your crop, "Love 'Em Or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay" is an essential read for any manager and for community library business collections.
The program also features a college day where the country's top music schools come to scout the cream of the crop -- many to offer scholarships to the talented teens.
Between $30,000 for an entry-level system and $100,000 for the cream of the crop.
Two fine 'best of' compilations gather top recipes from a variety of cookbook sources to create top-notch collections of some of the cream of the crop.
Cousins says that white managers are often satisfied with mediocre white employees, but black executives must be among the cream of the crop.
Even today, the team, now referred on the cover of their best selling monthly comic as simply JSA, features the cream of the crop with art and story other titles only wish they had.
It's the cream of the crop," said Roger Gulley, senior development director for the Boy Scouts.
High-flyers such as Andy Hornby, CEO of Retail Banking at HBOS--recently appointed non-executive director at GUS at 37--may be the exceptions, but a review of the average ages of CIMA members--chairman, 58; non-executive director, 57; CEO, 49; CFO, 46; financial controller, 42--shows that the cream of the crop are still young(ish).