cream sth/sb off Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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cream sth/sb off

phrasal verb with cream uk   us   /kriːm/ verb [T]
to ​remove the ​bestpart of something or the ​bestpeople in a ​group and use them for ​your own ​advantage: They had a ​plan to ​cream off the ​brightestkids and put them in ​separateschools.
(Definition of cream sth/sb off from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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