cherry-pick

[ cher-ee-pik ]
/ ˈtʃɛr iˌpɪk /
Informal.

verb (used with object)

to select with great care: You can cherry-pick your own stereo components.

verb (used without object)

(in retail use) to buy only the sale items and ignore the other merchandise.

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Origin of cherry-pick

First recorded in 1970–75
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cherry-pick

verb

(tr) to choose or take the best or most profitable of (a number of things), esp for one's own benefit or gaincherry-pick the best routes
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