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Definition of crème de la crème noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


crème de la crème

NAmE//ˌkrɛm də lɑ ˈkrɛm//
, NAmE//ˌkrɛm dələˈkrɛm//
[singular] (from French) (formal or humorous)
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the best people or things of their kind This school takes only the crème de la crème.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: crème de la crème