separate the men from the boys
Distinguish between mature, experienced individuals and novices, as in The picket line will separate the men from the boys in the union. The idiom is used without respect to gender. [c. 1930]
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France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.LIVE Coverage of the Paris Terror Attacks||January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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Most of the men leaped up, caught hold of spears or knives, and rushed out.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.
The case was an assault and battery that came off between two men named Brown and Henderson.
The boys were tumbling about, clinging to his legs, imploring that numerous things be brought back to them.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
In particular the Governor of Adinskoy offered us a guard of fifty men to the next station, if we apprehended any danger.