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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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Cutting corners has worked in the area of protection of Filipino Overseas Workers.
Though no one is accusing the airlines of cutting corners to remain in business, but one sure thing is that the present fares being charged cannot give them all the critical components needed for standard operations.
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).
However, we should avoid allowing budgetary concerns tempt us into cutting corners on safety.
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.
Terrified of being seen as 'soft on defence', Labour have been spending tens of billions of pounds on an "independent" nuclear "deterrent", and offsetting a small fraction of the cost by cutting corners elsewhere in the defence budget: cuts for which our troops on the ground have paid in blood.
Labour has been S tens of billions on an "independent" nuclear "deterrent", and offsetting a small fraction of the cost by cutting corners elsewhere in defence, cuts which our troops have paid for in blood.
The midfield man believes his current plight is largely down to cutting corners last time round.
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.
"Our commissioner is quite dedicated to cutting corners in the budget where we can go without laying off people," said Wivell.