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cut corners

Definition of cut corners

often disapproving

  1. :  to save time or money by doing less than one usually does or than one should do <We don't have enough money to pay for everything, so we'll have to cut corners somewhere.> <You should never cut corners on safety.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

    :  to hurt the feelings of

    :  to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. :  a product of cutting: as

    :  an opening made with an edged instrument

    :  a wound made by something sharp :  gash

  1. :  marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

cornerplay corners
  1. :  the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet :  angle

    :  the place of intersection of two streets or roads

    :  a piece designed to form, mark, or protect a corner

  1. :  situated at a corner

    :  used or fitted for use in or on a corner

  1. :  to drive into a corner

    :  to catch and hold the attention of especially to force an interview

    :  to get a corner on


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