The best part or person or excellent choice

Etymology:

  • It is one of the most interesting idioms that originated from the farms. After milking a cow the cream comes to the top of milk. Farmers preferred this cream over the milk, as it can be used for making different bakery items. French use a very famous expression ‘la crème de la crème’, which means ‘the cream of the cream’. This expression is now used to describe anything that is of best quality or features.
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Brazilian chocolate is the cream of the crop of Hagen Daz collection.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Cream of the Crop':

cream of the cropThe best or most desirable among some selection.
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toppen af poppen

Besten der Besten

crema de la cosecha

sadon kerma

crème de la crème

crema del raccolto

kremen av avlingen

nata da cultura

самые сливки

grödan

莊稼的奶油

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