cream rises to the top

Cream rises to the top
A good person or idea cannot go unnoticed for long, just as cream poured in coffee or tea eventually rises to the top.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • cream rises to the top —    Someone or something exceptionally good will eventually attract attention or stand out from the rest, just as cream rises to the top in coffee or tea.     I knew you d succeed. As the saying goes: cream rises to the top ! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cream — [krēm] n. [ME creme < OFr craime, cresme, prob. a blend of LL(Ec) chrisma (see CHRISM) & VL crama < Celt base (as in Bret crammen, skin, surface), ult. < IE base * (s)ker , to cut > L corium, hide] 1. the oily, yellowish part of milk …   English World dictionary

  • cream — ► NOUN 1) the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid which rises to the top when milk is left to stand. 2) a dessert or other food containing cream or having a creamy consistency. 3) a thick liquid or semi solid cosmetic or medical preparation.… …   English terms dictionary

  • Cream — For other uses, see Cream (disambiguation). A milk bottle showing cream risen to the top Cream is a dairy product that is composed of the higher butterfat layer skimmed from the top of milk before homogenization. In un homogenized milk, over time …   Wikipedia

  • top — top1 W2S1 [tɔp US ta:p] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(highest part)¦ 2¦(upper surface)¦ 3¦(best position)¦ 4¦(cover)¦ 5¦(clothes)¦ 6 be (at the) top of the list/agenda 7 on top 8 on top of something 9 one on top of the other …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • top — 1 noun (C) 1 THE HIGHEST PART the highest part of something: the top of: Place the mixture in the top of the oven. | The top of the mountain is covered with snow. | I filled the glass right to the top. | She could only just see over the tops of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cream — cream1 [kri:m] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: craime, cresme, from Latin cramum] 1.) [U] a thick yellow white liquid that rises to the top of milk ▪ fresh cream ▪ strawberries and cream 2.) [U] a pale yellow white colour 3.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cream — 1 noun (U) 1 a thick yellowish white liquid that rises to the top of milk: Have some cream in your coffee. | strawberries and cream 2 (C, U) a food containing this: cream of chicken soup | cream cakes 3 (C, U) a thick soft substance that you put… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cream — noun 1》 the thick white or pale yellow fatty liquid which rises to the top when milk is left to stand.     ↘a sauce, soup, dessert, or other food containing cream or having the consistency of cream. 2》 a thick liquid or semi solid cosmetic or… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cream — 1. noun /kɹiːm/ a) The butterfat/milkfat part of milk which rises to the top; this part when separated from the remainder. Take 100 ml of cream and 50 grams of sugar 133; b) The liquid separated from milk, possibly with certain other milk… …   Wiktionary

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