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separate the wheat from the chaff

to ​separate things or ​people that are of high ​quality or ​ability from those that are not: The first round of ​interviews really ​separates the wheat from the ​chaff.
(Definition of separate the wheat from the chaff from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “separate the wheat from the chaff”
in Chinese (Simplified) 区别好坏, 去芜存菁…
in Chinese (Traditional) 區別好壞, 去蕪存菁…
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