A slice off a cut loaf is never missed - Used colloquially to describe having sexual intercourse with someone who is not a virgin, especially when they are in a relationship. The analogy refers to a loaf of bread; it is not readily apparent, once the end has been removed, exactly how many slices have been taken.('You never miss a slice from a cut loaf' is also used.)
Cut a dash - If someone cuts a dash, their clothes and appearance makes an impression on people.
Cut a long story short - This idiom is used as a way of shortening a story by getting to to the end or the point.
Cut a rug - To cut a rug is to dance.
Cut above - If a person is described as a cut above other people, they are better in some way.
Cut and dried - If something is cut and dried, then everything has already been decided and, in the case of an opinion, might be a little stale and predictable.
Cut and run - If people cut and run, they take what they can get and leave before they lose everything.
Cut corners - If people try to do something as cheaply or as quickly as possible, often sacrificing quality, they are cutting corners.
Cut down the tall poppies - (AU) If people cut down the tall poppies, they criticise people who stand out from the crowd.
Cut from the same cloth - If people are cut from the same cloth, they are very similar in terms of ideas, opinions, beliefs, etc.
Cut it fine - If you cut it fine, you only just manage to do something- at the very last moment. 'Cut things fine' is the same. 'Cut it a bit fine' is a common variation.
Cut off your nose to spite your face - If you cut off your nose to spite your face, you do something rash or silly that ends up making things worse for you, often because you are angry or upset.
Cut someone some slack - To relax a rule or make an allowance, as in allowing someone more time to finish something.
Cut the Gordian knot - If someone cuts the Gordian knot, they solve a very complex problem in a simple way.
Cut the mustard - If somebody or something doesn't cut the mustard, they fail or it fails to reach the required standard.
The fourth course consisted of fat and tender cuts of buffalo meat.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Brown in the butter a medium sized onion, cut in thin slices.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
This he split and cut into lengths suitable for the stove.
"The Snowshoe Trail" by Edison Marshall
If standard pipe is being cut, a file is generally resorted to for cutting the groove.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
Now, you cut straight down at my head, just as if you were going to cut me in two pieces.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
His object was to cut the thong with his bullet.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Run quick and tell the operator there has been a landslip in the big cutting just beyond the river!
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
Roll out in a sheet, cut in four pieces, place one upon the other, roll again, cut in four pieces again.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
Cut cucumber cut from boats in small pieces and add one and one-half olives finely chopped.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
After any introduction (except the one just mentioned) never give the cut direct save for very good cause.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
We miss him on the summer path
The lonely summer day,
Where mowers cut the pleasant swath
And maidens make the hay.
"The Poet's Death" by John Clare
Slash on, O Hercules! You may.
Your task's, at best, a Hydra-fray;
And though you cut, not less will grow
More Poets yet!
"More Poets Yet!" by Henry Austin Dobson
CARELESSLY over the plain away,
Where by the boldest man no path
Cut before thee thou canst discern,
Make for thyself a path!
"Courage" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A sound of cutting hoofs that mar and smite
The turf; a long deep roar,
As if a muffled ocean smote by night
Upon an unseen shore!
"Bannockburn" by Alexander Anderson
They saw him makin' for the moss—
Wow, but he ran wi' speed;
They fired, an' cut the siller saughs,
That tremil't ower his head.
"Ballad of The New Monkland Martyr" by Janet Hamilton
The bird that wings its airy path,
The fish that cuts the flood,
The creeping crowd that swarms beneath,
Thy Husband made for good.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter II." by Ralph Erskine
Drought has devastated much of America`s corn fields, but in North Dakota, where it has also been dry this summer, farmers are beginning to cut a crop that`s a cut above expectations.
ATLANTA — Gov Nathan Deal wants to cut taxes to stimulate growth, but the $19.2 billion budget plan he presented Wednesday does not account for the tax cuts.
The government shouldn't cut programs, they should cut administrative salaries instead.
After the congressional super-committee failed to cut more than $1 trillion from the federal deficit, the debate centered on drastic spending cuts that could hurt the nation's poor and elderly.
Division reports that existing core cutting equipment now may be retrofitted with its Automated Core Cutting System.
But soon the military base could be facing some big cut backs after potential budget cuts kick in.
EskoArtwork has announced i-cut Automate , built on Esko's Automation Engine, the latest addition to i-cut Suite.
A first cut implies that the US would need nearly $3 of spending cuts for each $1 to bring the budget towards balance .
Cut white perch is a good bait, but most fresh cut fish will work.
Black Hawk maker cuts jobs as contractors, lawmakers fret over defense cuts.
The anticipated cuts to bonuses for the largest US bank comes as a slew of Wall Street firms have cut costs, including through lower compensation and job cuts.
FedEx has rolled out a new cost cutting measure that includes $1.6 billion in cuts and buyouts to boost profitability of the FedEx Express division.
Next, separate the legs and cut between the breast and legs, then cut skin off.
Overall, the Tax Policy Center estimates that relative to current law (that is, where all the 2001-2010 tax cuts expire), the Senate Democrat's bill would cut taxes by an average of about $1,000 in 2013.
At a BladeSports International cutting competition in Ellensburg, Wash. BladeSports Explains the Vertical Straw Cut .
Let K subsume not only the graph but also the edge parities, so that it is an instance of the generalized (cut/uncut) max cut problem.
Random MAX SAT, Random MAX CUT, and Their Phase Transitions
The exponent α describing the asymptotic low energy behavior of the renormalized exchange distribution as a function of the scale dependent cut-off. b) Fraction of active spins as a function of the cut-off.
Spin-3/2 random quantum antiferromagnetic chains
Most of these candidates were in the NE ﬁeld, and we used only broad color cuts, no morphology cuts, and a magnitude limit of V < 20.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
This time, we implemented a cut on normalized sharpness and FWHM, combined with a weak cut on color.
The Globular Cluster System of NGC 5128 I. Survey and Catalogs
As noted earlier, the reverse shock emission cuts off above a certain frequency νcut once all of the GRB ejecta have been shocked.
The Diversity of Gamma-Ray Bursts and the Surroundings of Massive Stars