Is it common to say “ cherry-pick”? I looked it up in the dictionary and the definition is “to select the best or most desirable”, I wonder how I should use this word in a sentence. For example My classmates have cherry-picked the best teachers and I have been left with dogs. (Btw what does “ be left with dogs “ mean in this sentence ?) Thanks a lot!
Nov 5, 2021 5:25 AM
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Cherry pick can also be used in a positive way, meaning take only the best. . If you are looking for opportunities in business, be aware that there are many. Cherry pick the ones that are going to work best for you.
November 5, 2021
Hi Cherry picked is a term with a negative connotation because it implies that there has been unfairness or corruption in a selection process. I work in education so I hear this a lot: if certain (high performing) students are selected to participate in an assessment for example, the results won’t be representative of the school as a whole. “Left with dogs” is quite dramatic but would mean that the good ones have been taken and the remaining choices are all terrible.
November 5, 2021
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