English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions
Alphabetical List of Idioms - C
|cut it out||If you say 'cut
it out' to someone, you are telling
them to stop doing something.
I've had enough of your insinuations, so just cut it out!
|not cut out for something||If you are not
cut out for something, you are not the
sort of person to succeed or be happy in a
I started studying medicine but I quickly realized I wasn't cut out for it.
|cut someone some slack||If you relax a
rule, treat a person less severely or allow
someone to do something which is normally
not permitted, you cut them some slack.
Our parents are very strict; I wish they'd cut us some slack now and then.
|cut to the quick||If you cut
someone to the quick, you hurt their
feelings or offend them deeply.
Alan was cut to the quick when Joe expressed doubt about his sincerity.
|cutting edge||This expression
refers to the newest, most advanced stage in
the development of something.
The company is at the cutting edge of aeronautics.
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