Definition of cherry-pick verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cherry-pick

 verb
verb
 
[transitive, intransitive]cherry-pick (somebody/something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cherry-pick
 
he / she / it cherry-picks
 
past simple cherry-picked
 
-ing form cherry-picking
 
 
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to choose the best people or things from a group and leave those that are not so good
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cherry-pick