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Synonyms for chaff

Synonyms for chaff

to tease or mock good-humoredly

good-natured teasing

Synonyms for chaff

material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

foil in thin strips

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be silly or tease one another

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A cabinet spokesman said that the tax would separate the wheat from the chaff in terms of the level of participation of manufacturers and retailers in the recycling effort.
If you are interested in how the criminal mind functions from within, this book may be just your cup of tea, but you will need to be able to separate the wheat from the chaff.
They rely heavily on the recommendations of others in the industry to separate the wheat from the chaff.
In a day when the work ethic of many job candidates is so poor, it is important to separate the wheat from the chaff in the hiring process," Graybar says.
It's all in a year's labor for your annual report standard-bearer, working ceaselessly to separate the wheat from the chaff.
But that's what will separate the wheat from the chaff in terms of surviving in the property management business.
Isn't there some duty to help the viewer separate the wheat from the chaff.
To do that, we've got to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to identifying flavorful ingredients that the public will fall in love with.
Steel is passionate about what he does - and so are his fans - but he would do well to separate the wheat from the chaff and send the crowd home having seen a shorter, but ultimately better, show.
That is, some manufacturers make wild claims and DOE strives to separate the wheat from the chaff via standardized testing.
These days, young men and women pilot massive farm machines, but the work is the same as it was in biblical times: separate the wheat from the chaff.
Variety of life: Elizabeth Woledge, left, with a selection of English apples for sale and, main picture, period interpreter Jon Colton showing visitors how to separate the wheat from the chaff.
THE mathematics of handicapping are simple, but the trick to being a decent handicapper is being able to separate the wheat from the chaff as regards the worth of the form of a race.
And to use their loaf when it comes to the European Union to separate the wheat from the chaff.
The goals of the LMSB-TEI Joint Audit Planning Process are two-fold: (i) to establish accountability in executing a jointly developed audit plan, and (ii) to develop an issue-focused plan to, if you will, separate the wheat from the chaff and thereby increase audit efficiency.
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