cherry-pick

verb
cher·​ry-pick | \ ˈcher-ē-ˌpik How to pronounce cherry-pick (audio) \
cherry-picked; cherry-picking; cherry-picks

Definition of cherry-pick

intransitive verb

: to select the best or most desirable

transitive verb

: to select as being the best or most desirable also : to select the best or most desirable from cherry-picked the art collection

First Known Use of cherry-pick

1965, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of cherry-pick was in 1965

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“Cherry-pick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cherry-picking. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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cherry-pick

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English Language Learners Definition of cherry-pick

: to pick or accept the best people or things in a group

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