pick of the litter

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pick of the litter (plural picks of the litter)

  1. (idiomatic) The best person or item in a group; the best that one has to offer.
    • 2003, Dropkick Murphys, "Kiss Me, I'm Shitfaced", Blackout.
      I'll take the pick of the litter, girls jockey for me / I don't need these lines to get laid
    Of the books I read this summer, A Tale of Two Cities was the pick of the litter.

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