crème de la crème[krĕmˈ də lä krĕmˈ]
- Something superlative.
- People of the highest social level.
Origin: French : crème, cream + de, of + la, the + crème, cream.
crème de la crème - Cultural Definition
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.”