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British Dictionary definitions for creme de la creme
literally: cream of the cream
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Word Origin and History for creme de la creme
"elite, finest flower of society," 1848, from French crème de la crème, literally "the cream of the cream" (see cream (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
creme de la creme in Culture
crème de la crème
[(krem duh luh krem)]
The best of the best: “Our school's marching band is acknowledged as the crème de la crème.” From French, meaning “cream of the cream.”
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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