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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions


Alphabetical List of Idioms - C 

(Idioms C page 17 :   cut it out  →  cutting edge)

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 particular activity.
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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