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Idiom of the week – Weed out

Posted by englishlessons on April 1, 2013

Definition:

remove someone or something unwanted from a group or collection

Examples:

The manager asked his assistant to weed out the resumes that had grammar or spelling mistakes.

The professor weeded out the less serious students by requiring large amounts of homework.

Picture it:

Picture removing the weeds from your garden.

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