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    best in a group

    Dear Teacher,

    Please tell me all the idiomatic expressions to say "the best in a group"

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    Susantha

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    Re: best in a group

    I'll start:
    The champion/numero uno/head honcho

    (What sort of group did you have in mind?)

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    Re: best in a group

    Hi! I am not a teacher. Here's my two cents.


    #1 the best of the bunch

    #2 creme de la creme

    creme de la creme - definition of creme de la creme by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    #3 class act

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    Re: best in a group

    Thanks
    I was thinking of "a number of techniques" when I said "group." I want to say "the best of all these techniques"

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    Susantha

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    Re: best in a group

    Quote Originally Posted by Susantha View Post
    Thanks
    I was thinking of "a number of techniques" when I said "group." I want to say "the best of all these techniques"

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    Susantha
    "the preferred technique"
    "the start-of-the-art technique"

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    Re: best in a group

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post

    La crème de la crème
    Very beautiful idiom from France This is however used to refer to a group of persons and not one person in particular. Eg they are 'la crème de la crème' [either in an area or at doing something]. Meaning there's not any group above that one. The best group ever.

    As for a person in particular, I would say the leader, the captain, the tribal chief


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