separate the wheat from the chaff

idiom

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.

Learn More about separate the wheat from the chaff

Statistics for separate the wheat from the chaff

Look-up Popularity

Comments on separate the wheat from the chaff

What made you want to look up separate the wheat from the chaff? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!