Variations on 'Cut'

MCayou By MCayou, 18th Jun 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Three simple letters coming together to create some of the most used phrases in today's English language, rearranged to create a greater overall abstract context.


Sylvia Plath wrote a poem, “Cut,” in which the speaker rather objectively observes the progression of a knife wound while working in the kitchen.
These simple three letters sparked o flood of phrases and clichés that were fun to tie together – might just be an assignment for next year.
Variations on 'Cut"
We have our work cut out for us.
Don’t cut corners.
The first cut is the deepest.
Director’s cut.
Didn’t make the cut.
Cut from the same cloth.
Cut and paste.
Cut the mustard.
Final cut.
Cut and dried.
Cut a little piece of my heart out, Baby.
Cut the cheese.
Cut it out!
Price cut.
Cut a rug.
Cut me loose.
Cut to the bone.
Cut our losses.
A chicken with its head cut off.


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author avatar Stella Mitchell
18th Jun 2014 (#)

Very interesting take on the word ..cut ..MC
Bless you

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author avatar MCayou
18th Jun 2014 (#)

So many different meanings... Is it any wonder effective communication is difficult? Thanks for reading,

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author avatar C.D. Moore
18th Jun 2014 (#)

A fun play with the word cut!

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author avatar MCayou
18th Jun 2014 (#)

I like to play with words😊
Thanks for reading.

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