crème de la crème

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crème de la crème

 (krĕm′ də lä krĕm′)
n.
1. Something superlative.
2. People of the highest social level.

[French : crème, cream + de, of + la, the + crème, cream.]
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crème de la crème

(krɛm də la krɛm)
n
the very best
[literally: cream of the cream]
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crème de la crème

A French phrase meaning the cream of the cream, used to mean the very best.
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crème de la crème

noun
1. The superlative or most preferable part of something:
Idioms: cream of the crop, flower of the flock, pick of the bunch.
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crème de la crème

[ˈkremdəlɑːˈkrem] N the crème de la crèmela crème de la crème, la flor y nata
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crème de la crème

[ˈkrɛmdəlɑːˈkrɛm] n
the crème de la crème → le dessus du panier
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crème de la crème

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