In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression Cream of the Crop.
What does “cream of the crop” mean?
- the best of a group of similar things or people.
- highest value or quality of a person or object.
What’s the origin of “cream of the crop”?
- The noun cream has been used to mean “the best” since the 16th century.
- These three students are the cream of the crop in their class. I have no doubt they can get jobs wherever they want to after graduation.
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