upper crust

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The topmost layer of a bread, pastry dish, or other item with a hardened coating.

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  • First known use as an idiom: 1836.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'upper crust':

upper crustThe social elite.
Upper CrustUpper class, high level of society, highest social position
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