the pick of the litter

noun phrase

: the best one of a group
There are many good cars on the market now, but this one is clearly the pick of the litter.

Examples of the pick of the litter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The beautiful person who broke my heart gets the pick of the litter in her love life, effortlessly attracting others. Shon Faye, Vogue, 15 Aug. 2023 Several fashionable felines left their scent on the 2023 Met Gala red carpet on Monday (May 1), but Doja Cat was easily the pick of the litter. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 5 May 2023 Davino had the pick of the litter among Big Ten schools, announcing his commitment to Ohio State. Patrick Z. McGavin, Chicago Tribune, 7 Apr. 2023

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“The pick of the litter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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