Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

cut to the chase

cut to the chase
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
  • Analysis

    The idiom to cut to the chase means to 'get to the point' or to begin to discuss or deal with the most important aspect or main point of something. When you 'cut to the chase' you dismiss 'small talk' and deal with the main issue at hand.

  • 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?
    2. I'm going to cut to the chase. I am not happy living here anymore.
  • 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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