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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"With the entrance, we immediately cut to the chase of what the apartheid did," says museum director Christopher Till, "which is to classify and divide people."
On the other hand, do not assume you can cut to the chase, skip the soy foods, and simply pop the extracts in pill form.
He recounts one exchange with the Y2K program manager of a large corporation: "I told her that I'd studied [the Y2K issue] for several years, had probably given 150 speeches in technical areas and know all about it, so I'd like to just cut to the chase. Her response was `well, you probably do, and the questions I know you're going to want to ask, I probably can't answer.' She said she'd direct my questions to the company's lawyers, which inspires absolutely no confidence"
Specialists, in fact, may want to cut to the chase where chapters three and four deal directly with the reliefs under question.
If you want "easy," you may be able to cut to the chase by using one of the shorter 1040 forms.
We could make cutting comments about this Sandero's ride and handling package but we'll cut to the chase: It's perfectly adequate for the modest needs of its target market.
CUT TO THE CHASE Edmund overcomes a cut to slice rival open as best Brit run continues
While some unsuspecting celebrities go about their summer break and are snapped by well-placed paparazzi, others cut to the chase and upload their own stage-managed pictures to Instagram.
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.
[bar] CUT TO THE CHASE: Rangi Chase will be part of a strong Castleford line-up
"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.