Meaning of “cream sth/sb off” - Learner’s Dictionary

cream sth/sb off

UK phrasal verb with cream uk us /kriːm/ verb

to take away the best part of something, or the best people in a group, and use them for your own advantage:

Football clubs like to cream off schoolchildren with talent.

(Definition of “cream sth/sb off” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)