Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

cut to the chase

cut to the chase
Meaning(s)
1) start dealing with the most important aspect(s) of something
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    • stop beating around the bush and cut to the chase
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  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Let's stop beating about the bush here and cut to the chase - how much is it going to cost to repair my car?
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. After the brief introductions had been made, we cut to the chase and got straight into the negotiations.
    2. I know you're all anxious to hear the news so I'm going to cut to the chase - the deal fell through so strike action will now go ahead.
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