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cut like a knifeTo sting severely, to cause a sensation of stinging, especially said of cold weather.Rate it:

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cut like a knifeTo be very sharp (of a character, or remark)Rate it:

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like a hot knife through buttervery quickly and easily doneRate it:

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if it quacks like a duck, waddles like a duck and looks like a duck, chances are it's a duckif something has all the attributes and appearances of being a certain thing, the probability exists that it is that thing.Rate it:

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bring a knife to a gunfightTo enter into a confrontation or other challenging situation without being adequately equipped or prepared.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA piece of steel sharpened to an acute edge or angle, and resting on a smooth surface, serving as the axis of motion of a pendulum, scale beam, or other piece required to oscillate with the least possible friction.Rate it:

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knife-edgeA precarious balance that could be upset by a very small force in either direction.Rate it:

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knife-edgeUsed other than as an idiom: the edge of a knife.Rate it:

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not the sharpest knife in the drawerNot always understood, ignorant along some lines, don't always get the drift of it.Rate it:

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twist the knifeTo deliberately do or say something to worsen a difficult situation or increase a person's distress, irritation, or anger.Rate it:

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under the knifeUndergoing a surgical procedure.Rate it:

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like a chicken with its head cut offIn a frantic, disorganized manner.Rate it:

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run around like a chicken with its head cut offTo act in a haphazard or aimless way; to act frantically or without control.Rate it:

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like father, like sonA son will have traits similar to his father upon reaching adulthood.Rate it:

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cut offTo remove via cutting.Rate it:

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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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cut outWell suited; appropriate; fit for a particular activity or purpose.Rate it:

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to cut a sorry figureFeeling sad for someoneRate it:

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cut downTo bring down by cutting.Rate it:

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cut inTo intrude or interrupt.Rate it:

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cut inWhen painting, to paint edges, corners, or trim in preparation for rolling larger areas.Rate it:

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cut offTo isolate or remove from contact.Rate it:

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cut upTo cut into smaller pieces.Rate it:

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cut upTo aggressively move in front of another vehicle.Rate it:

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a cut aboveSuperior to; of a higher quality than.Rate it:

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cut offTo end abruptly.Rate it:

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cut offTo interrupt.Rate it:

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cut upTo behave like a clown.Rate it:

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measure twice and cut once(literally, carpentry) One should double-check one's measurements for accuracy before cutting a piece of wood; otherwise it may be necessary to cut again, wasting time and material.1872, "Dressmaking," Hall's Journal of Health, vol. 19, no. 12, p. 280:Look at Carpenters! . . . In old times it was a proverb "Measure twice, and cut once."(figuratively, by extension) Plan and prepare in a careful, thorough manner before taking action.2008, Hilary Johnson, "Mergers rattle bank relations," Financial Week, 9 Nov. (retrieved 9 Nov. 2008):Mr. Paz noted that since the onset of the credit crisis, eBay, like other companies, hasnRate it:

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cut downTo reduce the amount of something.Rate it:

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a cut belowInferior to; of a lower quality than.Rate it:

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cut a rugTo dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.Rate it:

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clean cutclearly outlinedRate it:

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clear cutdefiniteRate it:

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clear cutHaving had all vegetation removed.Rate it:

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clear cutStraightforward, obvious, simple, or basic.Rate it:

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cut a cheese?To Break Wind:Rate it:

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cut a dashTo make a display of oneself; to give a conspicuous impression.Rate it:

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cut a dealA Special Arrangement, Contract, Agreement, Permission, Bargain Price, 'Good Deal'.Rate it:

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cut a figureTo present an image; to make an impression.Rate it:

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cut a swathVariant form of cut a wide swath.Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo behave in an expansive, flagrantly showy, or pushy manner, especially in public venues; to exert sweeping influence.Rate it:

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cut a wide swathTo clear a broad track through a grassland, woodland, geographical region, or other area, either by natural means or by human action.Rate it:

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cut and driedSimple, straightforward, clear, or certain.Rate it:

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cut and thrustA vehement argumentRate it:

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cut baitTo give up on something in order to pursue something else.Rate it:

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cut baitTo chop up fish bait for use.Rate it:

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cut both waysTo have both benefits and drawbacks.Rate it:

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cut cornersTo do a less than thorough or complete job; to do something poorly or take short cuts.Rate it:

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cut downPut down, deprecate, put someone in their place, tell 'em off, demean, cut someone down to size.Rate it:

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