separate the sheep from the goats
Definition of separate the sheep from the goats
: to judge which people or things in a group are bad and which ones are good The magazine describes many different products and then separates the sheep from the goats.
Word by Word Definitions
: to set or keep apart : disconnect, sever
: to make a distinction between : discriminate, distinguish
: set or kept apart : detached
: solitary, secluded
: immaterial, disembodied
: any of various hollow-horned typically gregarious ruminant mammals (genus Ovis) related to the goats but stockier and lacking a beard in the male
: one (O. aries) long domesticated especially for its flesh and wool
: a timid defenseless creature
: any of various hollow-horned ruminant mammals (especially of the genus Capra) related to the sheep but of lighter build and with backwardly arching horns, a short tail, and usually straight hair
: one (Capra hircus) long domesticated for its milk, wool, and flesh
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