- tr to choose or take the best or most profitable of (a number of things), esp for one's
own benefit or gain ⇒
cherry-pick the best routes
Translations for 'cherry-pick'
- British English: cherry-pick If someone cherry-picks people or things, they choose the best ones from a group of them, often in a way that other people consider unfair. VERBThe club is in debt while others are queuing to cherry-pick their best players.
- Brazilian Portuguese: escolher a dedo
- Chinese: 挑捡最好的挑捡撿最好的
- European Spanish: seleccionar cuidadosamente
- French: trier sur le voletN
- German: die Rosinen herauspicken aus
- Italian: accaparrarsi
- Japanese: 慎重に選び取る
- Korean: 선별하다
- Portuguese: escolher a dedo
- Spanish: seleccionar cuidadosamente
Example Sentences Including 'cherry-pick'
"You cannot just cherry-pick evidence that suits your case and ignore the rest.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
CSKA still cherry-pick talent rather than developing their own -- except now they go abroad to do it.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
If its bid prevails, Bass intends to cherry-pick some of the pubs to add to its own estate.
Points out Haribhakti: "The buyer always wants to cherry-pick the assets that are going to be useful and suitable for his business.
Business Today (1999)
Target has no need for many of the chain's stores, and would want to cherry-pick the biggest and best, observers say.
Globe and Mail (2003)
The Romans, with their ability to cherry-pick the best of the technology from the lands they had conquered, brought the crossbow to Europe.
THE HUNTING OF MAN (2004)
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