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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Cream of the crop

Context #1:

Joe: Have you decided who you're going to hire for the open position in the accounting department?
Sam: Well, I interviewed about 8 people and now I'm down to the cream of the crop. There are 2 people I am still considering, and need to make my final decision by Friday.

Context #2:

Christa: Do you know what you're going to cook for Valentine's Day dinner this year? 
Sally: Well, I had about 5 different recipes I was thinking about, and I've narrowed it down to just 2 of my recipes that are really the cream of the crop.

Meaning: "cream of the crop" is an expression that means "the best of the best."  It is used to describe the very best things out of a group of things that are all pretty good.


  1. Thanks for sharing, guys ... A little request, though ... Could you also mention some commonly used synonyms of the key expression, like 'best of the bunch, pick of the litter and top of the heap (line)' in this case ... This way, our conversation won't sound repetitive as heck ... We love you ...

    Russian ESL students

    1. Thank you so much for your request! We have to think a little bit about that and maybe make the changes for next idiom! We'll be keeping you in the loop! ;-)