- Borrowing from French crème de la crème (literally "cream of the cream"). (Wiktionary)
“I run past Rock Creek and take amnesty at another of my Georgetown sacred spots, Oak Hill Cemetery, the centuries-old garden park historical cemetery, home to the tombstones and mausoleums of the crème de la crème of Washington history, with grave surnames like Renwick, Corcoran, Van Ness, the namesakes of so many D.C. streets, buildings, and neighborhoods.”
“There he found on one shelf, again alphabetically arranged, the crème de la crème of samurai DVDs, mostly Kurosawa but also several other top-line films he had seen, including Samurai Rebellion, Harakiri, Band of Assassins, and When the Last Sword Is Drawn.”
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