Make the Cut

Lisa C. Newcomer Information

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

What does “make the cut” mean?
  • Originally, “make the cut” is when a player in a tournamentor match reaches or exceeds a certain score, thus avoiding elimination from the game. A player who’s made the cut is allowed to continue playing in the game.
  • In general, “make the cut” means “meet the requirement necessary” or “come up to a required standard”.
  • The opposite of “make the cut” is “miss the cut”.
  • Even if you have qualified work experience, you won’t make the cut if you perform poorly in the job interview.
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