skim off


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skim off

vb
(tr, adverb) to take the best part of: the teacher skimmed off the able pupils for his class.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.skim off - remove from the surfaceskim 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.skim 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"
Translations

w>skim off

vt sepabschöpfen; (fig)absahnen; to skim the cream off the milkdie Milch entrahmen; to skim the cream off something (fig)Geld von etw absahnen (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Now he believed that the habit of the ancients was to collect several milkings in a teacup, pour it into the Great Tun, fill up with water, and then skim off the cream from time to time as the needs of the German Empire demanded.
The first to captivate and take his fancy were the pots, out of which he would have very gladly helped himself to a moderate pipkinful; then the wine skins secured his affections; and lastly, the produce of the frying-pans, if, indeed, such imposing cauldrons may be called frying-pans; and unable to control himself or bear it any longer, he approached one of the busy cooks and civilly but hungrily begged permission to soak a scrap of bread in one of the pots; to which the cook made answer, "Brother, this is not a day on which hunger is to have any sway, thanks to the rich Camacho; get down and look about for a ladle and skim off a hen or two, and much good may they do you."
Following the discovery last year by the Ohio Pharmacists Association that PBMs in the state were billing the state's Medicaid program high amounts in order to skim off more than $223 million in profit spread for themselves while keeping pharmacy reimbursements low, NCPA has developed a set of possible solutions that it is providing to its partners in other states where PBMs are suspected of following the same practice.
He especially thanked the civilian volunteers who helped pull out large amounts of debris, including sheet metal houses that had been blown out to the sea by typhoons, as well as skim off leaked oil that covered coral reefs around Green Island off southeastern Taiwan.
06 Skim off any fat from the juices and bring to a simmer, whisk in the honey, season and serve with the lamb.
Having been the best, the UK now has some of the worst service in the world while CEOs skim off as much money as possible.
Skim off any foam that collects on the surface, then remove the chicken and set aside.
2 Skim off any foam on surface, remove chicken and set aside.
Once chilled, skim off any fat that has risen to the top and reserve.
The power scam is a perfect example of how they skim off public money in innovative ways," stated P's report.
* Skim off any foam, and strain the liquid fat into a jar through several layers of damp cheesecloth; discard any sediment.