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cut to the chase

Definition of cut to the chase

  1. :  to go directly to the important points of a story, argument, etc. <She urged him to skip the little details and cut to the chase.>



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

chaseplay
  1. :  the act of chasing :  pursuit

    :  an earnest or frenzied seeking after something desired

    :  something pursued :  quarry

  1. :  to follow rapidly :  pursue

    :  hunt

    :  to follow regularly or persistently with the intention of attracting or alluring

  1. :  to ornament (metal) by indenting with a hammer and tools without a cutting edge

    :  to make by such indentation

    :  to set with gems

  1. :  groove, furrow

    :  the bore of a cannon

    :  trench

  1. :  a rectangular steel or iron frame in which letterpress matter is locked (as for printing)


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