cream of the crop

Idiom Definition

"the cream of the crop"

the very best

Idiom Definition - the cream of the crop


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - the cream of the crop

Two managers are talking ...

Manager 1:  How many applicants did you get for that job you posted?

Manager 2:  About two hundred.

Manager 1:  Wow!  That's a lot.  I suppose that you'll be able to pick the highest quality candidate.

Manager 2:  Yes.  I'll be able to pick the absolute cream of the crop.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - the cream of the crop

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Your dad's birthday is coming up.

Friend 2:  It's the day after tomorrow.

Friend 1:  Have you got him a gift yet?

Friend 2:  I'm going to buy him a new fishing rod.

Friend 1:  Just a fishing rod?

Friend 2:  Well, since it's my dad's fiftieth birthday, I am going to buy him the cream of the crop of fishing rods.

Friend 1:  Nothing but the best for your father.

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the cream of the crop - Gerund Form:

Being the cream of the crop means that you are the very best in your field.

the cream of the crop - Examples:

1)  As land line phones go the S10 is certainly the cream of the crop, with a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen interface and a metal housing. 

2)  When you get to this team it's the cream of the crop. It's the top . 

3)  Let's just say they didn't hire the cream of the crop for their entry-level employees. 

4)  Unfortunately, he's the cream of the crop and not representative of most students who attend neighborhood high schools. 

5)  Those lucky folks who have managed to keep their jobs are the cream of the crop.

6)  It's the real cream of the crop of places to intern for magazine experience. 

7)  Davidson's men's basketball team is currently the cream of the crop in the Southern Conference.

8)  She is definitely the cream of the crop. That's who you want on your team. 

9)  The cream of the crop in Europe is clearly better than the best teams anywhere outside of South America.

10)  Those mostly are the middle class, the cream of the crop, the professionals, the engineers, the doctors. 

11)  Living in Los Angeles makes it possible to have the cream of the crop of world musicians, many of them live here, which is terrific.

12)  The cool thing about marketing these days is, the cream of the crop tends to rise to the top.

13)  Most of the men and women in the military are the cream of the crop of our country and to lose one of them is a tragedy.

14)  The experience was priceless! Your guides are the absolute cream of the crop.

15)  Amsterdam certainly is the cream of the crop for bicycle transportation.

16)  There is also the risk of losing the cream of the crop to the New York firms, as happened in the late 1990's. 

17)  Any one of us who gets elected is the cream of the crop from each and every industry.

18)  The Grand Slam is a high-performance, world-class series boasting the cream of the crop in international curling.

19)  The many immigrants who have settled in Singapore represent the cream of the crop from their respective countries.

20)  The work on show here (admittedly the cream of the crop) shows what is possible with adventure, creativity and guts.