Cherry Picking

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Cherry Picking

1. In bankruptcy, a decision by a court to uphold contracts with favorable terms toward the company declaring bankruptcy and to nullify contracts with unfavorable terms. Laws restrict the use of cherry picking.

2. An investment strategy in which one picks securities that have been performing well with the expectation that they will continue to perform well. This carries the risk of loss due to an unexpectedly changing trend.
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They were looking for a scapegoat and they cherry picked the races they picked out, but they never found me guilty of stopping horses - they found me guilty of knowing that Fran Ferris was stopping them.
Unless the councillors are political pygmies, cherry picked by their political masters, one might expect that between them they would be blessed with the nous to come up with a parking system that would be both beneficial to the traders and motorists.
They cherry picked the healthy lives to cover and made out like bandits.
It was the perfect assignment for a couple of golden era rap junkies--they added signature Grind Music details, like a warm horn section cherry picked from The 3rd Avenue Blues Band's 1970 cut "Come On and Get It.
While on bail for those charges, it is believed that Bond cherry picked well-performing stocks for his personal portfolio, and directed underperforming stocks to his clients' portfolios.
So how then to vet ``In America,'' a mostly enjoyable hunk of immigrant exuberance for which Sheridan has cherry picked incidents from his own, his parents', his friends' and his daughters' experience?
The clothes are cherry picked from a variety of luxury labels and cult brands.
However, Tony Bennett cherry picked what he did not want to respond to.