(1). To weed out the meat of a presentation (a.k.a. the quote) from all of the marketing fluff.
“This all looks great, Don. But I’m having a little trouble separating the wheat from the chaff here. Can you let me know where I can find the fee? … Oh, there it is – footnote 34 in Appendix K…got it.”
(1). A term used when an individual isn’t an expert in your particular field, but knows enough about it to get you in trouble when you screw up.
“So Scott, I’m certainly no IT expert, I mean, I know enough to be dangerous, but don’t you think setting the password to the server as “server password” could have led to that virus? Boss wants to see you by the way.”