'Cream Off' Phrasal Verb

Definition of Cream off phrasal verb

Cream off phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Separate the best or most talented people so that they can receive special or different treatment
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    » Example: The private schools CREAM OFF many of the best pupils.
  2. Meaning: Take money or divert funds, usually wrongfully or unfairly
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    » Example: This means smaller banks can CREAM OFF excess profits during lending booms.