verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for litter
- the best or choicest of the animals, especially puppies, in a litter.
- the best of any class, group, or available selection.
Origin of litter
synonym study for litter
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British Dictionary definitions for pick of the litter
- small refuse or waste materials carelessly dropped, esp in public places
- (as modifier)litter bin
Word Origin for litter
Medical definitions for pick of the litter
Idioms and Phrases with pick of the litter
The best of a group, as in He was first in the ticket line so he had the pick of the litter. This term, alluding to the most desirable one from a litter of puppies or kittens, supplanted such earlier variants as pick of the market, pick of the parish, and pick of the basket. [Early 1900s]