Cut to the Chase

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

In today’s “English Idioms for Newcomers“, let’s take a look at this expression: Cut to the Chase.

What does “cut to the chase” mean?
  • to get to the point without wasting time on unimportant details
  • to discuss or address important parts of a subject
How to use it?
  • “Cut to the chase” is an informal expression popular in North America.
  • Use “cut to the chase” to introduce a subject for discussion when there is little time to be wasted.
  • We have only twenty minutes, so let’s cut to the chase, shall we?

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