Cutting corners

Nicole H. Daily Life, Fun Facts, Newcomer Information

In today’s English Idioms for Newcomers, let’s take a look at this expression: “cutting corners”.

What does “cutting corners” mean?

“Cutting corners” means:

  • Doing something poorly in order to save time or money


  • It is not a good idea to cut corners when making products that other people will use.
  • His boss reminded him that cutting corners when completing this project could cost him his reputation.

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