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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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on the cutting room floorNot included in the finalized version of something; deliberately rejected or unintentionally overlooked.
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on edgeTense, nervous or irritable.
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edge outTo win in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.
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bleeding edgeSomething very current, or modern where there may actually be a hazard or risk in using it, such as with potentially unstable software. The term relates to a sword.
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bottom edgeUsed other than as an idiom: see bottom, edge.
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bottom edgeThe edge of a bat closest to the ground.
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bottom edgeA deflection of a ball off of the bottom edge of a bat, onto the ground and potentially into the wicket.
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bottom edgeTo hit the ball with the bottom edge of the bat.
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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.
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knife-edgeA precarious balance that could be upset by a very small force in either direction.
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knife-edgeUsed other than as an idiom: the edge of a knife.
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razor edgeA difficult or dangerous position
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top edgeUsed other than as an idiom: see top, edge.
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top edgeThe edge of a bat farthest from the ground.
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top edgeA deflection of a ball off of the top edge of a bat, into the air and potentially for a catch.
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top edgeTo hit the ball with the top edge of the bat.
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live on the edgeTo have an adventurous or perilous lifestyle; to behave in a manner which creates risks for oneself.
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live on the edgeTo be caught in an economic or societal situation which one did not choose, which threatens one's well-being or life, and which causes distress.
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on the edge of one's seatIn suspense; waiting eagerly or anxiously for some resolution.
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thin edge of the wedgeBeginning; opening; precedent.
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be on the edge of one's seatTo be in suspense; to wait eagerly or anxiously for some resolution.
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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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bridgeAn edge which, if removed, changes a connected graph to one that is not connected.
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carve outTo create (a reputation, chance, role, rank, career, victory) by hard work, or as if by cutting.
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cut shortMake shorter by cutting.
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make someone's teeth itchTo bother or unsettle a person; to put someone on edge.
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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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nugget of truthJanuary 2008, Chicago Tribune - Clinton's Hispanic edge over Obama.
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rakeThe sloped edge of a roof at or adjacent to the first or last rafter.
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verge onTo approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.
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