hand-picked ˌhand-ˈpicked adjective
someone who is hand-picked is carefully chosen:

• This special, hand-picked team is the best in the world.

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hand-picked UK US (also handpicked) adjective HR
used to describe someone who has been carefully chosen for a particular job or activity: »

The 74 year-old has ceded day-to-day control of the company to a hand picked team of managers.

be handpicked for sth/to do sth »

The 35-year-old Australian citizen was hand picked for the post.

be handpicked by sb »

Many boards were hand-picked by the very executives they were supposed to oversee.


a hand-picked successor

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • hand-picked — adj. carefully selected; as, a hand picked jury; the company s president groomed his hand picked successor. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hand-picked — adj choice, select, selected, chosen, elect, élite, picked, screened, recherché * * * ▶ adjective SPECIALLY CHOSEN, selected, invited; select, elite; choice. * * * hand picked «HAND PIHKT», adjective. 1. picked by hand. 2. carefully selected …   Useful english dictionary

  • hand-picked — adj. Hand picked is used with these nouns: ↑successor …   Collocations dictionary

  • hand-picked — adjective six hand picked contestants will be flown to Ireland for the finals Syn: specially chosen, selected, invited; select, elite; choice …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • Hand Picked Hotels — Hand Picked Hotels, set up by financier Guy Hands and his wife Julia, owns and operates a collection of individual and historic country house hotels. Julia, a former lawyer, now runs Hand Picked Hotels. TIMELINE 1999: Early in the year, the Hands …   Wikipedia

  • hand-picked — picked by hand (as opposed to by machine); selected carefully, selected personally …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hand-picked — adjective a) picked by hand rather than by machinery b) specially selected because of their individual characteristics or talents …   Wiktionary

  • hand-picked — adjective select carefully. → hand pick …   English new terms dictionary

  • hand-picked —  Carefully selected …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • hand-pick — hand picks, hand picking, hand picked also handpick VERB If someone is hand picked, they are very carefully chosen by someone in authority for a particular purpose or a particular job. [be V ed] He was hand picked for this job by the Admiral...… …   English dictionary

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