Friday, August 22, 2014
Citations for cherry-pick
It’s easy to cherry-pick silly or ill-considered or factually flawed things he’s said.
It is only on a second reading that one can see how delicately Sethe cherry-picks what can be told to Denver as the epic triumph of Denver's birth…
Origin of cherry-pick
Cherry-pick entered English in the 1960s possibly as an extension of the slang term cherry-picker, defined by Railroad Magazine in 1940 as a "switchman, so called because of red lights on switch stands. Also any railroad man who is always figuring on the best jobs and sidestepping undesirable ones."