Definition of cherry-picking in US English:

cherry-picking

noun

  • See cherry-pick

    • ‘The increase in our living standards has been the result of cherry-picking from both the European and American way.’
    • ‘But this cherry-picking is a shame, because it makes the path of American democracy look too easy, too predetermined - as if Providence had guaranteed it from the start.’
    • ‘But he says he can't stop such cherry-picking unless the state legislature amends the law.’
    • ‘It comes as a package; any attempt at cherry-picking will be doomed.’
    • ‘‘It's a classic case of cherry-picking,’ said one senior stockbroker in a rival firm.’