Phrasal Verb 'cream'

We have 2 phrasal verb definition related to 'cream'.

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.

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.