[krem duh lah krem; French krem duh la krem] /ˈkrɛm də lɑ ˈkrɛm; French krɛm də la ˈkrɛm/

the very best; choicest parts or members.
/krɛm də la krɛm/
the very best

“elite, finest flower of society,” 1848, from French crème de la crème, literally “the cream of the cream” (see cream (n.)).
crème de la crème [(krem duh luh krem)]

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.”


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