to select with great care: Out of the scores of zombie movies, this reviewer has cherry-picked some of the best ones for fans.
to select (data, examples, etc.) strategically so as to support a particular view or conclusion: The company systematically cherry-picked data to ensure their products passed quality control tests.
(in retail use) to buy only the sale items and ignore the other merchandise.
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How to use cherry-pick in a sentence
If you cherry-pick science so that it resonates with your belief system, you are not understanding how science works.
Like a patchwork quilt we can cherry pick from the holiday the parts that nurture our well worn hearts.
I didn't cherry pick this list; it's the first page of search results for adoptable, relatively young kids.
You cannot cherry-pick facts that are favorable to your argument and ignore the rest.
It is possible to cherry-pick evidence to support any conclusion.Errol Morris’s “A Wilderness of Error” Revisits Jeffrey MacDonald Case | Raymond Bonner | August 30, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for cherry-pick
(tr) to choose or take the best or most profitable of (a number of things), esp for one's own benefit or gain: cherry-pick the best routes
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