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English definition of “separate/sort out the sheep from the goats”

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separate/sort out the sheep from the goats

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to make clear which people in a particular group are of a higher ability than the others: The uphill stages of the race will really sort the sheep from the goats.
Translations of “separate/sort out the sheep from the goats”
in Chinese (Traditional) 分出優劣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 分出优劣…
(Definition of separate/sort out the sheep from the goats from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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