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Idiom
the cream of the crop
the pick of the bunch
 
 
Meaning
the best things or people in a group
 
 
Usage
Only the cream of the crop of the year's films are nominated for an award.
 
 
Usage
This Australian wine is the pick of the bunch.
 
 
Story
In the expression the cream of the crop, the noun cream is used to mean the best.
 
 
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