cut it
phrasal to cut the mustard

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cut it — INFORMAL ► to successfully do what you are asked to do: »Some people work well under pressure; others can t cut it. »For heavy office use, this printer just doesn t cut it. Main Entry: ↑cut …   Financial and business terms

  • cut it — ► cut it informal, chiefly N. Amer. come up to expectations. [ORIGIN: shortened form of the idiom cut the mustard.] Main Entry: ↑cut …   English terms dictionary

  • cut it — phrasal : to manage or perform something successfully * * * cut it (slang) To succeed or manage • • • Main Entry: ↑cut * * * cut it informal phrase to be satisfactory or successful We want to know why so many talented youngsters just don’t cut i …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut it — verb To suffice; to be effective or successful. Sometimes, professional tools are necessary and homespun solutions just dont cut it. Syn: cut the mustard, hack it, pass muster, make the grade …   Wiktionary

  • cut it — vb to succeed, manage. A shortened form of cut the mustard or cut some ice . ► Her experience among women rappers trying to cut it in the macho world of hip hop led Charlotte to look again at the girl groups from the Seventies she d always loved …   Contemporary slang

  • Cut it — make the grade; be competent: She couldn t cut it in her new job …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • cut it — Australian Slang make the grade; be competent: She couldn t cut it in her new job …   English dialects glossary

  • cut it — do the job, satisfy, work    Red and brown just don t cut it. They look ugly together …   English idioms

  • cut it — informal to be satisfactory or successful We want to know why so many talented youngsters just don t cut it …   English dictionary

  • cut it — N. Amer. informal come up to expectations. → cut …   English new terms dictionary

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