verb (used with object)
Origin of handpick
Examples from the Web for hand-picked
Hand-picked recruits were invited to rural England for basic infantry and junior command training.
Then came the demands for ideological purity—and hand-picked staff.Koch Foundation to College: We’ll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Ideology|Center for Public Integrity|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, the company—which employs 4,000 hand-picked employees—has reportedly reaped in revenue upwards of $160 million.
The latter was scouted walking the streets of London and hand-picked by stylist Julian Ganio for a GQ Style shoot.
In just 90 minutes, my hand-picked instructors will share my techniques, which took my entire career to develop.8 Juicy Bits from New York State’s Lawsuit Against Donald Trump|Eliza Shapiro|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tavia was not at all particular about that part of it—whether it was hand-picked or peddler-purchased, and she said so promptly.Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays|Margaret Penrose
They desire that missionaries to Africa, like race leaders in the United States, be "hand-picked."The History of the Negro Church|Carter Godwin Woodson
The fragments thus produced must be hand-picked, and those which are not perfectly free from foreign matter should be rejected.
I've hand-picked a good crew for you, and sent them on ahead.The Planet Savers|Marion Zimmer Bradley
Business was good; and by closing time on Wednesday the firm had in stock ten high-grade, hand-picked stray cats.Sube Cane|Edward Bellamy Partridge