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.
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