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crème de la crème

crème de la crème

noun \ˈkrem-də-lä-ˈkrem, -lə-\

Definition of CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

:  the very best

Examples of CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

  1. <a list of titles that represents the crème de la crème of the multitude of books published over the past year>

Origin of CRÈME DE LA CRÈME

French, literally, cream of the cream
First Known Use: 1848

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