We've got to thresh out the situation, and here's our last chance.
During the harvest the farmers dry and thresh out their crops in it.
"I want to thresh out some things with you to-day, and I'll be as brief as possible," said Bassett when he and Harwood were alone.
thresh out the straw for your food, and the grain for your masters.
The Federal foresters dry these cones in the sun and thresh out the seed, which they then fan and clean.
We didn't have to discuss wages or hours, or any of the myriad matters that human bargaining agents have to thresh out.
They thresh out the rice when it has matured a little on the threshing-floor.
There were so many lives and works that we were going to thresh out together—Francis Thompson's, for one.
But he liked a listener and he loved to thresh out every question immediately and to put down the contradictor.
Therefore, what could be a more fit place to thresh out dry philosophical subjects than a barn floor?
1580s, "to separate grains from wheat, etc., by beating," dialectal variant of threshen (see thresh). Sense of "beat (someone) with (or as if with) a flail" is first recorded c.1600. Meaning "to make wild movements like those of a flail or whip" is attested from 1846. Related: Thrashed; thrashing. Type of fast heavy metal music first called by this name 1982.