to select the best and most profitable elements
They cherry-pick their employees at the worst possible time.
by The Return of Light Joker September 19, 2009
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(also known as: suppressed evidence, fallacy of incomplete evidence, argument by selective observation, argument by half-truth, card stacking, fallacy of exclusion, ignoring the counter evidence, one-sided assessment, slanting, one-sidedness)

Description: When only select evidence is presented in order to persuade the audience to accept a position, and evidence that would go against the position is withheld. The stronger the withheld evidence, the more fallacious the argument.
My political candidate gives 10% of his income to the needy, goes to church every Sunday, and volunteers one day a week at a homeless shelter. Therefore, he is honest and morally straight.

Explanation: What information was left out of the example is that this same candidate gives 10% of his income to needy prostitutes in exchange for services, goes to the bar every Sunday after church (and sometimes before), and only works at the homeless shelter to get clients for his drug dealing business.

This is a prime example of cherry picking.
by Information Daily February 26, 2014
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1. Hang around the goal waiting for a pass. Someone who doesn't play defense.
2 Choosing to do the easiest task out of a group of tasks when given the chance.
1. That lazy bastard is cherry picking again, he never comes back to play defense.
2. That cherry picker took the easiest way out again.
by longhorn January 13, 2005
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the act of seducing and sleeping with sexually inexperienced males/females. this activity is popular amongst douchebags, skeezers, fuckboys, and brotherhood fraternities.
Bro #1: Hey bro, what's going on tonight?
Bro #2: Freshman orientation tonight. Let's go cherry picking, bro.
Bro #1: Riiiighteous, bro.
by A Trill Ninja May 26, 2015
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When you know a girl who is currently in a relationship and you know that relationship won't last so you stay in touch as best you can with the girl in hopes of scoring a rebound when she breaks up. Can be done with multiple girls as well.
Tom: Hey John I noticed you are staying in touch with Chelesea and Brittney lately. You two good friends?

John: Nah dude they are both in relationships which I know they can't keep. As soon as one of them breaks up I'm going in for the kill.

Tom: Fuckin' cherry picking
by xxloosecannonxx August 5, 2009
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The act of pulling on a guy’s balls until they are fully descended and licking each one individually. Some females get a little bit freaky with this action and start to bite them like actual cherries.
Tom: Yo, what did you do last night?
Josh: I went over to susan’s house and she was cherry picking me.
Tom: How’d it feel?
Josh: It felt weird but when she started nibbling my balls it hurt.
Tom: Do they still hurt?
Josh: Fuck yeah. They can’t stop hanging low and my balls have bite marks.
by Turkeylover13 March 29, 2019
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Commonly used in the multiplayer game Unreal Tournament, it means someone who waits at the opposing team's base and camps until his or her flag is returned, then takes the flag and runs solo. Can also refer to someone that camps and kills everyone that is hurt.
As Barbie's team was trying to run the flag, she camped at the other based and started to cherry pick.
by Super Koopa July 10, 2005
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