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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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WITH no all-weather racing today, a busy day of jumping is in store, and after separating the wheat from the chaff, King Of The Run looks a decent bet to top up the kitty for Cheltenham next week.
The two examples show just how unique different court cases are, and the difficult job judges have in separating the wheat from the chaff to ensure that not only is justice done, but also that individuals are sometimes given the help or a chance to change their future.
Crews of men with threshing machines did the work of separating the wheat from the chaff.
And that's because each foundation has its gatekeepers--those who are charged with separating the wheat from the chaff at the get-go.
It's time to start separating the wheat from the chaff, the bark from the wood, the boys from the girls.