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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With regards to the BBC probably cutting back on horseracing coverage, if they're not prepared to support the 'lesser' meetings I don't see why they should be allowed to cherry-pick the top ones.
No problem--the TV staff will throw open their closet doors so you can cherry-pick from a huge selection of silks and satins.
Said CCRL's Michael Markwick, a Vancouver lawyer: "The moment you grant the state the power to cherry-pick among religious beliefs, in the name of `Canadian values,' you cut at the roots of the tolerance and diversity we have come to cherish as a people.
To find musicians Alfonso worked her Rolodex, calling all over the country to cherry-pick great players who could fly in the week before the annual concerts--December 10-11 this year, and long soldout--and home thereafter.
A link-up would mean Jose Mourinho could loan out members of his extensive squad while being able to cherry-pick emerging talkent at the Riazor.
Zandan has a strategy to cherry-pick its partners based on their worldwide capacity to deliver projects to more and more demanding customers who only want one partner to manage their quality initiatives," said Philippe de la Gardette, chairman and CEO, Zandan.
The chain aims to win back shoppers who have been going elsewhere to cherry-pick cheap groceries such as tinned food, booze and dairy products.
The reform not only puts matters of interstate commerce where they rightly belong, but also eliminates ``court shopping,'' under which trial lawyers cherry-pick the jurisdiction where they're most likely to reap the biggest reward.