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 in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of crème de la crème

French, literally, cream of the cream


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