cream off

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Verb1.cream off - remove from the surfacecream off - remove from the surface; "skim cream from the surface of milk"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
2.cream off - pick the best
choose, pick out, select, take - pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; "Take any one of these cards"; "Choose a good husband for your daughter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"
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w>cream off

vt sep (lit)abschöpfen; (fig) profits also, the bestabsahnen
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There are no estates to manage, no rents to return so much per cent upon in bad times (which is an extremely dear way of getting your name into the newspapers), no voters to become parboiled in hot water with, no agents to take the cream off the milk before it comes to table.
George Osborne was also popping champagne corks after the Treasury celebrated an PS873million lottery windfall from the 12 per cent they cream off in duty.
If the hospitals insist on imposing parking charges then at least they should employ local people to run the car parks and not pay a faceless agency to cream off a huge profit.
In a new interview, Simon, who split from fiancee Mezhgan Hussainy last year, revealed that he wants to eat ice cream off the naked body of X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger.
With such a small cost, this is despicable when MPs cream off PS90million-plus in expenses each year.
These companies pay minimum wages and cream off money for their hierarchy ...
When will our weak politicians have the backbone to stand up for Britain and tell Herman Von Rompuy to get lost and get us out of this evil self-serving community, where all MEPs wish to do is cream off the tax payers of member states.
She added: "When we took the cream off her we saw what had happened.
They then used around 1,500 stolen or cloned British and American credit cards to buy songs worth pounds 469,000 and cream off the royalties.
At 10, I would go myself selling ice cream off a horse and cart.
MOST disturbing sight of the TV week was EastEnder Mo, aka Laila Morse, sporting a quiff and licking cream off Bobby Davro's chest.
yes, that was Big Mo licking cream off Bobby Davro's chest.