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words and phrases about a range of quality or price
Cream of the crop
The best of the bunch or group
Our personnel manager is only interviewing the cream of the crop this year.
The above sentence refers to the top students
The best, able to compete internationally
Kamiya-san is a world-class marathon runner as well as our top saleswoman.
Bottom of the barrel
The worst quality, the leftovers
Junko-san said the antique bazaar was mostly junk; bottom of the barrel goods.
Expensive, or in an exclusive area
The new hair salon is in a high-rent neighborhood with lots of caf_s and clothing boutiques.
The best (highest) in a quality or price range
Toru-san bought the high-end stereo speakers on sale for the low-end price.
the opposite is low-end.