cream of the crop, the
The best or choicest of anything, as in The apples from this orchard are definitely the cream of the crop. The noun cream has been used to mean “the best” since the 16th century. The French equivalent of the present term, la crème de la crème (“the cream of the cream”) was familiar in English by 1800.
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But before he could even sow that year's crop, he would have to see a certain banker who lived in Nebraska.
But poverty accompanied by crop failures for three years was a general and accepted thing now.
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