cut through

phrasal verb
cut through; cutting through; cuts through

Definition of cut through

: to get quickly and directly through or past (something that blocks one or slows one down) We were able to start the project once she told us how to cut through the red tape. It took some time to cut through the lies and get to the truth. often + to cutting through to the heart/essence of the problem

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“Cut through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20through. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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