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're (Man City) in such a wonderful position because they can just cherry-pick players.
All of the other dogs -- the Huskies, the German shepherds and whatnot -- are cherry-picked out before any one else has a chance to look at them and adopt them."
Surely if such a simple, beneficial thing already exists elsewhere, isn't it wise to simply cherry-pick the idea and not wait until consumers in the Arab world start demanding proper food labelling?
Last night, Joe Anderson, Liverpool City Council''s Labour leader, said he feared the plans were a recipe for private firms to cherry-pick profitable services, leaving the council to pick up the tab for the rest.
Harvard Medical School researchers released a study in the February 2 issue of JAMA that implies for-profit hospices cherry-pick patients with lower care needs
It seems they now prefer to 'cherry-pick' through the items and refuse many things such as books, videos etc.
The bank said that it would seek to cherry-pick prime borrowers as it expands into real-estate lending in the UK.
He said most drivers were law-abiding and provided good customer service but blamed the rising number of complaints on a minority of taxi drivers who cherry-pick fares and illegally refuse low-fare customers.
Disease management and health and wellness companies routinely cherry-pick applicants for participation in obesity management or weight management programs by rejecting candidates deemed to be "bad risks." Candidates are determined to be "bad risks" if they are assessed as unmotivated or marginally motivated to change behavior.
Traditional distribution streams remain limited--Hollywood studios may cherry-pick only a few black films a year--but a new crop of entertainment mavericks are circumventing the establishment by forging other avenues into the business.
I believe in the Charter of Rights and I do not believe the prime minister can cherry-pick those rights.
As ITV comedy slumps (Frank Skinner is now reduced to hiding under the carpet in response to David Baddiel's weak quips), they could do worse than cherry-pick the best working class comics - Mick Miller, Johnnie Casson, Mick Pugh, Gary Marshall - and reinvent The Comedians.