For CinemaSins, the cookie cutter approach often takes much of the chaff, but leaves behind the wheat.
Yankees tend to shrug off such numbers as largely the chaff drifting down.
I say you're no good as an interview because no one is very good at sorting the wheat from the chaff.
This is where working your way through all that chaff gets fun.
Your miner friends notice the stiffness of your walk and chaff you about it.
"King's chaff is better than other folk's corn" says our proverb.
He collected what he wanted grain by grain from bushels of chaff.
He will chaff me about George Conway, so it makes me self-conscious when anybody talks about him.
A cry of surprise was raised, and drowned in a volley of ribald inquiry and chaff.
If he was skilled enough, he could sort the relevancies from the vast amount of chaff.
"husks," Old English ceaf "chaff," probably from Proto-Germanic *kaf- "to gnaw, chew" (cf. Middle Dutch and Dutch kaf, German Kaff), from PIE root *gep(h)- "jaw, mouth" (see jowl (n.1)). Used figuratively for "worthless material" from late 14c.
the refuse of winnowed corn. It was usually burned (Ex. 15:7; Isa. 5:24; Matt. 3:12). This word sometimes, however, means dried grass or hay (Isa. 5:24; 33:11). Chaff is used as a figure of abortive wickedness (Ps. 1:4; Matt. 3:12). False doctrines are also called chaff (Jer. 23:28), or more correctly rendered "chopped straw." The destruction of the wicked, and their powerlessness, are likened to the carrying away of chaff by the wind (Isa. 17:13; Hos. 13:3; Zeph. 2:2).