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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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This question, derived from a terrific commencement speech given at MIT last year by Dropbox founder Drew Houston, is a good place to start because it cuts to the chase. As Houston explained, "The most successful people are obsessed with solving an important problem, something that matters to them.
That's a bit what The Apprentice is like, and after 10 weeks of pointless tasks, performed purely for viewers' amusement, the show finally cuts to the chase and they have to get out their business plans.
Plus, Mrs Mop cuts to the chase on the best lawnmowers around.