cut to the chase
phrasal to get to the point

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cut to the chase — Chase Chase, n. [Cf. F. chasse, fr. chasser. See {Chase}, v.] 1. Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing, as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a hunt. This mad …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cut to the chase — is a saying that means to get to the point without wasting time (originally, cut to the chaff). The phrase originated from early silent films. It was a favorite of and thought to have been coined by Hal Roach Sr (January 14, 1892 – November 2,… …   Wikipedia

  • cut to the chase — If you cut to the chase, you get to the point, or the most interesting or important part of something without delay …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • cut to the chase — phrasal : to get to the point * * * cut to the chase To get to the point • • • Main Entry: ↑cut * * * cut to the chase phrase to start dealing with the most important aspect of something rather than things that are less relevant Thesaurus: to try …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut to the chase — in. to focus on what is important; to abandon the preliminaries and deal with the major points. □ All right, let’s stop the idle chatter and cut to the chase. □ After a few introductory omments, we cut to the chase and began negotiating …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • cut to the chase — verb To get to the point; to get on with it; to state something directly. We dont have much time here. Could you cut to the chase? Syn: cut to Hecuba, get on with it, get to the point Ant: beat around the bush …   Wiktionary

  • cut to the chase —    If you cut to the chase, you get to the point, or the most interesting or important part of something without delay.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • cut to the chase — tell the exciting part, get to the point    George, please, cut to the chase. We re tired of the story already …   English idioms

  • cut to the chase — informal to talk about or deal with the important parts of a subject and not waste time with things that are not important. I didn t have long to talk to him so I cut to the chase and asked whether he was still married …   New idioms dictionary

  • Cut to the chase —   If you cut to the chase, you get to the point, or the most interesting or important part of something without delay …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • cut to the chase — Meaning Get to the point leaving out unnecessary preamble. Origin Many early films ended in chase sequences preceded by obligatory, and often dull, storylines …   Meaning and origin of phrases

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