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separate the wheat from the chaff

Prov. to separate what is useful or valuable from what is worthless. When it comes to books, time will separate the wheat from the chaff. Good books will have lasting appeal, and the rest will be forgotten. The managers hoped that the new procedure for evaluating employees would separate the wheat from the chaff.
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separate the wheat from the chaff

to choose what is of high quality over what is of lower quality As we learn more about computer programs for the classroom, we are able to separate the wheat from the chaff and get the right software for our kids.
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separate the wheat from the chaff

to choose the things or people that are of high quality from a group of mixed quality A preliminary look through the applications will help you to separate the wheat from the chaff.
See separate out the men from the boys, separate the sheep from the goats
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separate wheat from chaff

Sort the valuable from the worthless, as in I hope we'll get a preview of the auction so we can separate the wheat from the chaff. This idiom alludes to the ancient practice of winnowing grain.
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A decade ago, the Rohani Administration loudly proclaimed its success in making Iran self-sufficient in wheat production.
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He told on the directives of Chief Minister Sindh, 126000 wheat bags have already been distributed, in first phase.
Whereas, he added the wheat export has been substantially declined from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to neighbouring Afghanistan in wake sharp rise in prices of flour in the province.
Commercial millers and bakers can take advantage of these findings to formulate whole wheat flour with their own preferred bran, fostering increased consumption of whole wheat products that confer favorable health benefits.
Since 2008, the government started reducing wheat purchases from local farmers at an annual rate of 12.
By 9 August traders had bought over 40,000 tons of home wheat and have thus acquired the right to import over 13,000 tons of wheat or 10,000 tons of flour.
Bulgaria has exported 51,000 tonnes of wheat from its new crop, mainly to Spain, Italy and Portugal, and another 110,000 tonnes are being loaded, an official familiar with shipping data said on Thursday.
wheat sales to Colombia would likely drop by more than 50 percent if Congress fails to soon ratify the U.
S audi Arabia has bought 440,000 tons of hard wheat due for delivery between September and November, incorporating grain of US origin in the purchase for the first time since the authorities abandoned a self-sufficiency plan.
Saudi Arabia has bought 440,000 tonnes of hard wheat due for delivery between September and November, incorporating grain of US origin in the purchase for the first time since the authorities abandoned a self-sufficiency plan.
COUNTRYSIDE: My question is on wheat and how to store large amounts of it properly.
While it may be widely recognized that wheat contains antioxidants, researching the antioxidant effects of wheat in foods on human health is a complicated endeavor due to the chemical processes involved in food processing and preparation.