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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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He said, "Our investigations show that the operator of the oil rig has a serious case to answer for cutting corners that endangered lives, the environment and the livelihoods of thousands of seaweed farmers.
The top ten bad behaviours witnessed in the workplace in full were: cutting corners (72 per cent); lying to hide your mistakes (72 per cent); badmouthing colleagues (68 per cent); passing the buck when you don't get your work done (67 per cent); slacking owhen no one's watching (64 per cent); lying to hide other people's mistakes (63 per cent); taking credit for other people's work (57 per cent); taking a sickie (56 per cent); lying about skills and experience (54 per cent); and taking low value items from the workplace (52 per cent).
Come November, cutting corners for rutting bucks can be a great tool.
My guess is that the managers there started cutting corners to make their "numbers" and please investors.
Kathy Gaffney, secretary of West Midlands Hazards Trust, said the credit crunch could lead to firms cutting corners and putting workers' lives at risk as she remembered the thousands killed or injured at work.
BA MAY be counting the cost of their dodgy dealings but unscrupulous garages are still getting away with cutting corners.
I'm not cutting corners on the divorce - I know how my dad would want it done.
If you put the work in and change your lifestyle 100 percent without cutting corners, you will reap the benefits.
I have grave doubts about this system and it is only working because people are putting in overtime and cutting corners.
By literally cutting corners, a dome reduces heat loss through its walls and roof.