cream off

phrasal verb

creamed off; creaming off; creams off
chiefly British
: to remove (the best part) from something : to take (someone or something) away for oneself
Most of the profit was creamed off by the government.
The best students are creamed off to attend other schools.

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“Cream off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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