What does cream of the crop mean?


Idiom Meaning:

the best of the group


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Megaman (2010)

Elec Man: The battles you’ve had up to this point were just child’s play. Now you get to face me, the cream of the crop, the best damn machine of the pack. I’m giving you a chance to get up. Come on, get up!

Elec Man: “I’m Mega Man!” You’ve got to be kidding me. How the hell did you defeat four of us?

Elec Man: You’re not even trying. Try to get up!


The Brothers (2001)

Brian Palmer: We’re black, single, professional men. We, gentlemen, are the cream of the crop.

Terry White: No, let me break it down for you, man.

Terry White: We are the cream of the crop. You are the black sticky shit on the bottom of the barrel!


The Hateful Eight (2015)

Sheriff Chris Mannix: Tell John Ruth your bright idea.

Major Marquis Warren: Well, the whole damn place was just made out of kindling.

Major Marquis Warren: So I burnt it down!

Sheriff Chris Mannix: There was a rookie regiment there spending the overnight in the camp! 47 men, Burnt to a crisp! Southern youth, farmers’ sons, cream of the crop

Major Marquis Warren: And I say let ’em burn!



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