Phrasal Verb: Cream off

Phrasal Verb: Cream off


Meaning: Separate the best or most talented people so that they can receive special or different treatment

Example: The private schools CREAM OFF many of the best pupils.

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Phrasal Verb: Cream off


Meaning: Take money or divert funds, usually wrongfully or unfairly

Example: This means smaller banks can CREAM OFF excess profits during lending booms.

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