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What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean?



 
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What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean? #1 (permalink) Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:48 am   What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #336 "English Slang Idioms (57)", question 10

He told his grandfather that he had improved his school grades from a C to an A average, and his grandpa replied, " See? I told you ......... always rises to the surface."

(a) cream
(b) bubbling
(c) wood
(d) syrup

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #336 "English Slang Idioms (57)", answer 10

He told his grandfather that he had improved his school grades from a C to an A average, and his grandpa replied, " See? I told you cream always rises to the surface."

Correct answer: (a) cream

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Can anyone explain to me what's the meaning of " cream always rises to the surface" ?

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What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean? #2 (permalink) Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:51 am   What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean?
 

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What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean? #3 (permalink) Fri Sep 17, 2010 17:10 pm   What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean?
 

Does the cream always rises to the surface mean that hardworking is worthwhile,that's to say, hardworking always pays off?
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What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean? #4 (permalink) Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:02 am   What does 'cream always rises to the surface' mean?
 

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