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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.
"In order to steal a march on bloggers and tweeters, they might be tempted to cut corners, to break or at least bend the law to obtain information for stories or to infringe privacy improperly to the same end," he said.
Mr Sekhon added: "Landlords have legal obligations, such as gas certificates and EPCs, but some think they can cut corners with references.
Many times, when a manager starts to cut corners, good management techniques go out the door.
When that happened it was obvious that the private companies would cut corners to increase profits and in doing so endanger patients health.
The supermarket chain make hugeprofits every year, so they have no excuse to cut corners. Dunnes need to cop on - customers willnot put up with paying for out-of-dategoods.
When states do try to cut corners by holding down some more visible direct costs, less obvious indirect costs balloon--as has occurred following government price controls for countless centuries.
In establishments where workers who were subject to many labor law violations (including payment below minimum wage, failure to pay for overtime, and discriminatory hiring practices), the following unsafe practices were much more prevalent: pressure to cut corners, lack of health and safety training, improper food handling, chronic understaffing, forcing workers to report to work when sick, and a number of stomach-churning situations like workers "sneezing, coughing, or spitting on food."
This will mean that staff will have to cut corners at the expense of customer services.
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.