on the cutting-room floor

Definition of on the cutting-room floor

:removed from a movie or television show
  • The scene ended up on the cutting-room floor.
often used figuratively
  • A lot of good ideas are rejected and end up on the cutting-room floor.

Word by Word Definitions

cutting room cutting-room
  1. : a room where film or videotape is edited

floor play
  1. : the level base of a room

  2. : the lower inside surface of a hollow structure (such as a cave or bodily part)

  3. : a ground surface

  1. : to cover with a floor or flooring

  2. : to knock or bring down

  3. : flabbergast, dumbfound


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