cream of the crop

the cream of the crop (the best of a particular group, top of the line) — лучшие из лучших; самый лучший; ~ сливки

Example 1: Harvard only admits the cream of the crop.

Example 2: These artists are the best of this year's graduates — the cream of the crop.

Example 3: Larry's teachers told him he is the 'cream of the crop' of his graduating class.

also
creme de la creme
the best / pick of the bunch
(the best out of a group of people or things)
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