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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However, cherry picking may have saved the day, Del Castillo said.
I think as the Treasury was reported as saying, we can't have what I call automatic rule taker status, because that means somebody else writes the rules for you and that is not acceptable...There is a lot of talk about cherry picking, which I think is misplaced.'
EU officials call this approach "cherry picking", where London chooses the areas it wants for closer association but does not accept the obligations linked to it in other areas, like ECJ oversight or free movement of people.
He said: "We are clamping down on cherry picking and over-charging because it really undermines the good and decent drivers in the city.
Cherry picking can be described as taking the best and leaving the rest according to Fox and Hoch (2003:1).
You just have to be prepared to do a little cherry picking.
One would no sooner think of cherry picking than showing up for work in sweatpants and a dirty T-shirt.
Cherry picking is a metaphoric term used in many industries, including health care and health and wellness.
David Jones lost his licence for two weeks after being caught cherry picking on Hanover Street, Liverpool city centre.
The new economics foundation (nef) has claimed the UK's biggest banks are "cherry picking" customers for premium accounts, while failing to cater for those on low incomes.
The President of the European Parliament Josep Borrell meanwhile told Europe Information that he thought the decision of the Commission President and the Austrian Presidency to ask Mr Barnier to draft a report was "cherry picking" in the same way as the initiative of the UK Presidency to make public more of the Council of Ministers' meetings.
* The Globe and Mail's Jeffrey Simpson on July 2, 2005, pointed out Martin's hypocrisy in accusing gay "marriage" opponents of "cherry picking" human rights, while he himself fulminated against a Supreme Court Charter-of Rights-based ruling upholding a right to private medical care.