on the cutting-room floor

Definition of on the cutting-room floor

  1. :  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

  1. :  the level base of a room

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

    :  a ground surface

  1. :  to cover with a floor or flooring

    :  to knock or bring down

    :  flabbergast, dumbfound

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