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TO CUT, crim. law. To wound with an instrument having a sharp edge. 1 Russ. on Cr. 577. Vide To Stab; Wound.

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Pei ends his post stating, that although OnePlus may cut corners by selling directly to the user or it business model, quality is the one thing that the company never compromises on.
Many times, when a manager starts to cut corners, good management techniques go out the door.
Smaller firms don't have the resources, so they have to cut corners.
Sometimes, it's a lot better to cut corners than get crazy.
In 2003, 42% of business decision makers thought CPAs were "willing to cut corners for clients"--it dropped to 29% in this latest research.
Some of them I feel really happy about, and sometimes we've cut corners that we're not so comfortable with.
And although major building repairs such as new roofs, rising damp and dry rot cost thousands of pounds to correct, 40 per cent of under-thirties also cut corners on buildings insurance.
And, famously, he cut corners in the original-painting department by making a few of them himself.
Contractor reform is important, but it often means companies cut corners to make money," says Susan Gordon, executive director of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability.
company cut corners in the design of the plant in order to reduce construction costs.
Hamilton says that NASA hasn't cut corners on shuttle safety.
This isn't an exercise in objectivity: While the authors do believe that at many companies, "option-induced avarice spurred corporate chieftains to cut corners, cook the books and dupe investors into buying shares at inflated prices," they also contend that "most corporations in America would enjoy more motivated workers and larger profits if they embraced partnership capitalism centered around employee stock options.