Cherry-Picking


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(1) A popular term for the practice by insurers of selling policies to those who do not need them, then dropping those who are insured when they do need the policies
(2) A highly colloquial term for the acceptance of patients based solely on their ability to pay—i.e., with insurance or cash—while turning away the indigent or poor
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With Sergei Fedorov cherry-picking at the Flyers' blue line for
The absence of a law in Michigan that would prohibit cherry-picking and dumping has produced an effort that really injures all small businesses.
And taxi drivers throughout the country were cherry-picking the best hires in order to save fuel.
It gives the appearance of competition, but the so-called UNE-P competitors rely entirely on a cherry-picking strategy intended to serve only the most profitable customers.
CHERRY-picking cabbies usually park up in busy city centre streets, where there are lots of pubs, clubs and bars, with their 'for hire' lights off.
I would not base on the transfer list that the city is cherry-picking, or skimming the pick to small dogs and puppies,'' she said, adding that the 60 dogs that rode on the Rescue Waggin' last month were mostly mid- to large-size dogs.
But cherry-picking from the gospels, as Gibson does, is perilous.
Nonprofit centers, which have traditionally offered adult day health care, say they are being squeezed out by the growing number of for-profit providers who are cherry-picking relatively healthy seniors who do not need extensive medical attention and leaving the more costly, difficult cases for the nonprofits.
LEONA VALLEY - It's cherry-picking time in Leona Valley.
5 um CMOS and is designed with self-calibration circuits that can adjust for normal CMOS process variations, which eliminates the need for cherry-picking for high performance devices.
It comes amid growing public fury over the unscrupulous behaviour of some cab drivers who have been accused of cheating tourists and cherry-picking fares.