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Learner’s Dictionary
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to cream off

забирать лучшее

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In establishing and defending the advantages of a minority, it of course draws off the cream for its own use.
Устанавливая и охраняя преимущества меньшинства, она снимает, разумеется, сливки для себя самой.
Троцкий, Лев / Преданная революция: Что такое СССР и куда он идёт?Trotsky, Leon / The Revolution Betrayed: What Is Soviet Union And Where Is It Going?
The Revolution Betrayed: What Is Soviet Union And Where Is It Going?
Trotsky, Leon
© 1937, 1972 by Pathfinder Press
Преданная революция: Что такое СССР и куда он идёт?
Троцкий, Лев
© НИИ культуры, 1991

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cream off
забира́ть лу́чшееExamples

to cream off profits — забирать большую часть доходов

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skim the cream off
снимать сливки с молока
skimming the cream off
снимание сливок с молока