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Monday, 29 October 2007

Phrase of the Day 158: 'cut to the chase'

"Cut to the chase"


definition: Get to the point.

example: 'This story is dragging on. Cut to the chase and tell me about the relevant issues.'

origin: "Chase" refers to the obligatory scene that is the exciting climax of many action films. Someone watching an action movie with a slow build up, might be wishing the movie would literally "cut to the chase".

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