crème de la crème

noun
\ˈkrem-də-lä-ˈkrem, -lə-\

Definition of crème de la crème 

: the very best

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

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Beaver Creek, located 90 miles west of Denver, is the creme de la creme of resorts. Discover Magazine, "Be In the Moments, In the Mountains, Together," 22 June 2018 These creme de la creme sequences are delectable, reminding you why people go to the movies in the first place: to see things move. J.r. Jones, Chicago Reader, "With The Green Fog, Guy Maddin delivers an experimental feature that’s pure entertainment," 26 Apr. 2018 Femmes of Rock is the creme de la creme of Bella Electric Strings, consisting of a small group of electric rock violinists, sometimes played with drums, bass and electric guitar. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Femmes of Rock perform on electric classical violins," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of crème de la crème

1848, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème de la crème

French, literally, cream of the cream

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