One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Distinguish valuable people or things from worthless ones.
- ‘The betting market promises to be the best guide to sorting the wheat from the chaff in the first two-year-old race of the season, the Ballyhane Stud Brocklesby Stakes.’
- ‘Doing this will sort the wheat from the chaff and will save time, effort and tears.’
- ‘Certainly a ringtone reduces pop songs down to their barest essentials and in doing so sorts the wheat from the chaff.’
- ‘There are lots of tributes out there and the crowds soon learn to sort the wheat from the chaff.’
- ‘I sat down one no-doubt-procrastinatory afternoon and sorted the wheat from the chaff.’
- ‘The problem comes in sorting the wheat from the chaff, and you or I can only try to assess the performance of our local authority planning department.’
- ‘The market will have to sort the wheat from the chaff.’
- ‘It took over an hour to sort the wheat from the chaff - and that was just going through the subject lines to pick out the usual suspects.’
- ‘There's more of everything, a plethora of competing versions vying for the user's attention and, to cap it all, the web is so jam-packed with information that it's getting harder by the day to sort the wheat from the chaff.’
- ‘Perhaps that might help to sort the wheat from the chaff.’
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