Cream of the crop, the

What is Cream of the crop, the?

Cream of the crop, the definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
noun
the fatty part of milk, which rises to the surface when the liquid is allowed to stand unless homogenized.
a soft solid or thick liquid containing medicaments or other specific ingredients, applied externally for a prophylactic, therapeutic, or cosmetic purpose.

Usually creams. a soft-centered confection of fondant or fudge coated with chocolate.
a purACe or soup containing cream or milk: cream of tomato soup.
the best part of anything: the cream of society.
a yellowish white; light tint of yellow or buff.

verb (used without object)
to form cream.
to froth; foam.

Informal. to advance or favor only the wealthiest, most skilled or talented, etc., especially so as to reap the benefits oneself: Management is creaming by advancing only the most productive workers.
Also cream one’s jeans. Slang: Vulgar. to have an orgasm, especially to ejaculate or experience glandular lubrication of the vagina. to be overcome, as in rapturous admiration or delight.

verb (used with object)
to work (butter and sugar, or the like) to a smooth, creamy mass.
to prepare (chicken, oysters, vegetables, etc.) with cream, milk, or a cream sauce.

to allow (milk) to form cream.
to skim (milk).
to separate as cream.
to take the cream or best part of.
to use a cosmetic cream on.
to add cream to (tea, coffee, etc.).
Slang. to beat or damage severely; lambaste. to defeat decisively. to accomplish, especially to pass (a test or course), with great ease and success: She creamed the math test, getting the highest grade in the class.

adjective
of the color cream; cream-colored.

 

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