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chaff

1. chaffed hay; called also chop.
2. the winnowings from a threshing, consisting of awns, husks, glumes and other relatively indigestible materials.
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Tempers fray as the business brains do their best to avoid the wrath of Sir Alan Sugar (above), who must sort the wheat from the chaff.
Nonetheless, despite all of this, the fact is that after years of experience it really is very easy to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to cars.
You have to learn to sort the wheat from the chaff.
My job is to sort the wheat from the chaff for you over the next few weeks.
Another positive step to sort the wheat from the chaff would be to re-introduce the now defunct old-style committal proceedings when the case for the prosecution could be examined before the magistrates' court to determine its prospects of success.
It then falls to Women''s Institute grande dame May Martin and Savile Row designer Patrick Grant to sort the wheat from the chaff, and send two packing.
A scarecrow competition will sort the wheat from the chaff and organisers will keep the life-sized models a safe distance from the 7pm barbecue.
A scarecrow competition will sort the wheat from the chaff, and organisers will keep the life-sized models a safe distance from the 7pm barbecue.
Now they're telling me that as we age we bring all our experience to bear on life's problems and use "emotional intelligence" to sort the wheat from the chaff.
And the only way to move them back within England's grasp is if we sort the wheat from the chaff in the middle order and return to the sort of performance levels we had at Lord's.
Hopefully it will help sort the wheat from the chaff, but even if you don't manage to back a winner (or the winner), call those losing wagers a price well worth paying for the sheer enjoyment you're getting from the world's greatest greyhound competition.