make the cut


: to be among the players allowed to continue playing
He has to birdie the last hole in order to make the cut.

Examples of make the cut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those who are shy, or below the 675 requirement, the club offers resources on how to improve their scores and make the cut. Sunny Nagpaul, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2024 The blockbuster film received eight nominations total for the upcoming Academy Awards, however, she was left out of the Best Actress category, and Greta Gerwig notably did not make the cut for Best Director. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 31 Jan. 2024 On Tuesday, the blockbuster film scored a total of eight Academy Award nominations, including for best picture, but Robbie did not get nominated for best actress, and Greta Gerwig did not make the cut in the best director category. Gina Martinez, CBS News, 24 Jan. 2024 And where Gerwig and Scorsese failed to make the cut, Trier lands a nomination for best director (the solitary woman on the six-strong list). Alex Ritman, Variety, 18 Jan. 2024 The actor, then 19, had already auditioned for the film and didn't make the cut. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 16 Jan. 2024 Emma Stone has been applying to be a contestant on Jeopardy! for years and has yet to make the cut. Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 12 Jan. 2024 Scores expected to make the cut that fell short were Daniel Pemberton’s Spider Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Anthony Willis’ Saltburn. Paul Grein, Billboard, 23 Jan. 2024 Major songs from the Broadway musical don’t make the cut Jaquel Spivey as Damian, Angourie Rice as Cady and Auli'i Cravalho as Janis Courtesy of Paramount Pictures There are a few songs from the show that don’t make it in the movie. Moises Mendez Ii, TIME, 12 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Make the cut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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