Are you a cut above the rest? Do you ever wonder if you are cut from the same cloth as your friend? Or perhaps you feel you need to cut them down to size? Well, these idioms are here to help you become a cut above your friends.
To be a cut above – to be better than other things or people.
To be cut from the same cloth – to be very similar.
To be cut to the bone – something, normally money or budgets that cannot be reduced any more.
Cut a fine figure – to be very good looking.
Cut and run – to avoid a difficult situation by leaving it early.
Cut corners – to do something in the easiest and quickest way, often harming the quality of your work.
To cut someone dead – to ignore them when they start speaking to you or to make a comment that stops them from speaking.
Cut down to size – to criticise someone who you think is too confident in order to make them feel less confident or less proud.
To cut your losses – to stop doing something that is failing or losing money.
To cut off your nose to spite your face – to do something if you are angry, even if it could cause trouble for you.
To cut some slack – to allow someone to do something that is not normally allowed.
Cut the umbilical cord – to start looking after yourself and not allowing a parent figure to do it for you.
Cut to the chase – someone is asking you to get to the point of your explanation.
You could cut the atmosphere with a knife – this is something you say when you are in a situation where everybody is feeling angry and at any moment something bad could happen.
As you can see we use the word “cut” in many different ways!
That’s all for now, so I’ll now cut and run!