crème de la crème[krĕmˈ də lä krĕmˈ]
crème de la crème definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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- 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.”