the cream of the crop
Meaning: If something or someone is in the cream of the crop, they are among the best of a class of things or people.
- The cream of the crop of this year's high-school graduates will get into the best universities, as usual.
- We're only interested in the cream of the crop, so don't send us any second-rate samples.
Martin was always told by his parents and teachers that he was the cream of the crop, so he thought he was
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Contributor: Matt Errey