cherry-pick

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cher·ry-pick

(chĕr′ē-pĭk′)
tr.v. cher·ry-picked, cher·ry-pick·ing, cher·ry-picks
To choose in a highly selective manner; select only the best or most suitable of: "politicians [who] try to cherry-pick judges who agree with them and attack those who do not" (Jeffrey Rosen).

cherry-pick

vb
(tr) to choose or take the best or most profitable of (a number of things), esp for one's own benefit or gain: cherry-pick the best routes.

cherry-pick


Past participle: cherry-picked
Gerund: cherry-picking

Imperative
cherry-pick
cherry-pick
Present
I cherry-pick
you cherry-pick
he/she/it cherry-picks
we cherry-pick
you cherry-pick
they cherry-pick
Preterite
I cherry-picked
you cherry-picked
he/she/it cherry-picked
we cherry-picked
you cherry-picked
they cherry-picked
Present Continuous
I am cherry-picking
you are cherry-picking
he/she/it is cherry-picking
we are cherry-picking
you are cherry-picking
they are cherry-picking
Present Perfect
I have cherry-picked
you have cherry-picked
he/she/it has cherry-picked
we have cherry-picked
you have cherry-picked
they have cherry-picked
Past Continuous
I was cherry-picking
you were cherry-picking
he/she/it was cherry-picking
we were cherry-picking
you were cherry-picking
they were cherry-picking
Past Perfect
I had cherry-picked
you had cherry-picked
he/she/it had cherry-picked
we had cherry-picked
you had cherry-picked
they had cherry-picked
Future
I will cherry-pick
you will cherry-pick
he/she/it will cherry-pick
we will cherry-pick
you will cherry-pick
they will cherry-pick
Future Perfect
I will have cherry-picked
you will have cherry-picked
he/she/it will have cherry-picked
we will have cherry-picked
you will have cherry-picked
they will have cherry-picked
Future Continuous
I will be cherry-picking
you will be cherry-picking
he/she/it will be cherry-picking
we will be cherry-picking
you will be cherry-picking
they will be cherry-picking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cherry-picking
you have been cherry-picking
he/she/it has been cherry-picking
we have been cherry-picking
you have been cherry-picking
they have been cherry-picking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cherry-picking
you will have been cherry-picking
he/she/it will have been cherry-picking
we will have been cherry-picking
you will have been cherry-picking
they will have been cherry-picking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cherry-picking
you had been cherry-picking
he/she/it had been cherry-picking
we had been cherry-picking
you had been cherry-picking
they had been cherry-picking
Conditional
I would cherry-pick
you would cherry-pick
he/she/it would cherry-pick
we would cherry-pick
you would cherry-pick
they would cherry-pick
Past Conditional
I would have cherry-picked
you would have cherry-picked
he/she/it would have cherry-picked
we would have cherry-picked
you would have cherry-picked
they would have cherry-picked
Translations

cherry-pick

[ˈtʃerɪpɪk] VT (fig) → escoger cuidadosamente, seleccionar cuidadosamente
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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced settled charges against an Austin, Texas-based investment adviser for defrauding his clients through a cherry-picking scheme.
However people feel about Brexit, it's clear to them this Government is nowhere near delivering a good deal for Britain" - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn "Cherries exist to be picked" - Tory Iain Duncan Smith hits back at Labour's accusation that the Government is cherry-picking over Brexit.
The bottom line is that the UK approach is cherry-picking.
The European Union had earlier accused Britain of cherry-picking by taking the best portions of the deal between the two.
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Among these techniques is the cherry-picking of intelligence not to inform policy-making or to enlighten the public but instead to inculcate false perceptions among the public and thereby to muster support for a policy already chosen.
A Massachusetts investment advisor has been sentenced to two years in prison and two years of supervised release for engaging in an illegal cherry-picking scheme.
Tory local government spokesman Graham Simpson said: "Voters and councillors will ask why the SNP is cherry-picking boundaries in this way.
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In reality, the so-called lull is a classic instance of statistical cherry-picking, in which specific pieces of data favorable to one's preferred point of view are highlighted and others not so favorable are disregarded.
Dave Ward, CWU deputy general secretary, said: "We're balloting our members to back our position to protect the universal service, oppose privatisation and expose the damage that cherry-picking and unfair competition will do to postal services if it is left unchanged.