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いいとこ取り

Meaning

いいとこ取り いいとこどり
noun (common) (futsuumeishi)
noun or participle which takes the aux. verb suru
  • focusing on only the good points or strong points
  • incorporating the benefits (while ignoring the drawbacks)
  • picking the best of both (everything)
  • cherrypicking (e.g. information)

Kanji

    • onyomiシュ
    • kunyomiと.ると.りと.り-とり-ど.り
    • meaningtake; fetch; take up

Sentences

  • Japanese 恋はゲームじゃないから、いいとこ取りはできないんだよ。
    English Love isn't a game, so you can't just cherry pick the best bits!
  • Japanese これはスキーとバーベキューとパーティーを日帰りで楽しむいいとこ取りの計画だ。
    English Skiing, barbecues, parties: with this plan you get the best of everything and can enjoy it all on a one-day visit.

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