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the flower of sth

literary
the best of a particular group or type: The flower of the nation's youth were killed in the war.
Translations of “the flower of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) …的最佳部分,…的精華, …的精英…
in Chinese (Simplified) …的最佳部分,…的精华, …的精英…
(Definition of the flower of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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