separate the wheat from the chaff

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Definition of separate the wheat from the chaff

chiefly British
: 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 wheat from the chaff.

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“Separate the wheat from the chaff.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/separate%20the%20wheat%20from%20the%20chaff. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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