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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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If you want "easy," you may be able to cut to the chase by using one of the shorter 1040 forms.
Dadamo, whose long and distinguished career is highlighted by his ability to cut to the chase as a straight-talking top-level manager, authored the book on marketing for non-marketing executives who need to understand all aspects of business operations.
Because if that's the thinking why not just cut to the chase and whip them straight from the maternity ward to the classroom?
Such is the quality of this turn-based strategy fantasy adventure, we need to cut to the chase quickly.
Admitting in joining Mercedes it was effectively like starting all over again, the 28-year-old cut to the chase when asked as to the biggest difference he had experienced with his new team compared to McLaren.
I love it that he doesn't feel the need to fill silences with polite chat - his ability to cut to the chase is very exotic to me," she added.
A NEW adaptation of Lorca's Blood Wedding, the classic story of a lovetriangle cursed with desire, desperation and death, comes to the Playhouse next month courtesy of Cut to the Chase Productions.
So let's cut to the chase with an offer you can't refuse.
So let's quit putting forward these pathetic steps to stamp out this disgusting habit and cut to the chase.