wheat


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

separate the wheat from the chaff

To separate the good or valuable from that which is inferior. Can you please separate the wheat from the chaff? I have no idea which of these old tools still work.
See also: chaff, separate, wheat

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.
See also: chaff, separate, wheat

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.
See also: chaff, separate, wheat

separate the wheat from the chaff

or

separate the grain from the chaff

If you separate the wheat from the chaff or separate the grain from the chaff, you decide which things or people in a group are good or necessary, and which are not. The first two rounds of the contest separate the wheat from the chaff. Judges should not forget that when you separate the wheat from the chaff, you should try to keep the wheat. Note: You can use sort or sort out instead of separate. It's up to Wilkinson to sort out the wheat from the chaff and get the team back to the top of the table. Note: You can refer to the good or necessary things or people in a group as wheat or grain, and to the others as chaff. There's so little wheat in all this chaff. Was there rather less grain than chaff? Note: `Chaff' refers to the outer covers of wheat or other cereal which are separated from the grain by a process called winnowing. In the Bible (Matthew 3:12; Luke 3:17), John the Baptist uses the image of someone separating the wheat from the chaff to describe how Jesus will separate those who go to heaven from those who go to hell.
See also: chaff, separate, wheat

separate (or sort) the wheat from the chaff

distinguish valuable people or things from worthless ones.
Chaff is the husks of corn or other seed separated out when the grain is winnowed or threshed. The metaphorical contrast between wheat and chaff is drawn in several passages in the Bible, for example in Matthew 3:12: ‘he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire’.
See also: chaff, separate, wheat

sort out/separate the ˌwheat from the ˈchaff

separate people or things of a better quality from those of a lower quality: When all the applications came in, our first task was to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Chaff is the outer covering of the seeds of grain such as wheat, which is separated from the grain before it is used.
See also: chaff, out, separate, sort, wheat
References in periodicals archive ?
A decade ago, the Rohani Administration loudly proclaimed its success in making Iran self-sufficient in wheat production.
Abd El-Fattahnoted that the wheat stock in silos is up to 4.
Tummy-friendly BREADSSOME people with wheat sensitivity have no problems when they eat toast (cooked wheat tends to be easier to digest), sourdough bread, bread cooked with flour made from French wheat, or any wheat-free bread from a specialist bakery.
turanicum wheat on irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blinded randomised dietary intervention trial.
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.