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angle forTo try to obtain something by subtle indirect means. Political manoeuvres, suggestion, etc.
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angle for farthingsTo beg out of a prison window with a cap, or box, let down at the end of a long string.
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cutting edgeThe forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field.
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cutting edgeThe sharp edge of the blade of a knife.
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nut-cutting timeTime to exert maximum effort, for example, due to an approaching deadline or a looming competitive situation.
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nut-cutting timeTime to gather nuts before they are taken by other animals or buried in snow.
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cut offTo remove via cutting.
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cut downTo bring down by cutting.
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hack intoTo reduce something to by hacking with a cutting instrument.
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against the grainTo sand or plane a piece of wood parallel or nearly parallel to the fibers such that splinters forming ahead of the tool originate below the cutting surface.
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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.
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go largeTo have the wind at such an angle to the sail that the vessel gains its highest speed.
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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, hasn
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