Cut and Run

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cut and Run’ To cut and run means to depart suddenly or quickly to avoid an awkward or dangerous situation; to run away as quickly as possible. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,2Bengelsdorf, Peter. Idioms in the News – 1,000 Phrases, Real Examples. N.p.: Amz Digital Services, 2012. Examples Of … Read more

Running Around Like a Chicken With its Head Cut Off

Also: Running around like a headless chicken (acting like) a chicken with its head cut off Meaning of Idiom ‘Running Around Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off’ Someone who is running around like a chicken with its head cut off is rushing about and behaving in a panicked and irrational manner; someone acting … Read more

Cut Out of Whole Cloth

Also: Made out of Whole Cloth Used as an idiom since the 1800’s. Meaning of ‘Cut out of Whole Cloth’ Idiom When something is cut out of whole cloth it is completely made up or invented. In other words, this idiom refers to total fabrication or complete fiction. Usage Often used as “made out of whole cloth” … Read more

Cut Corners

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cut Corners’ To cut corners is to do something in the quickest, cheapest, or easiest way, using less effort, money, time, or resources than necessary so that the end result is low quality or perhaps, illegal.  Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage When someone is cutting corners it … Read more

Cut And Dried

Meaning of Idiom ‘Cut and Dried’ When something is cut and dried it is simple, clear, and unambiguous; fixed, and definite; already decided; predictable and usual. Examples Of Use “Look,” said David to the new manager, “the problem is not so cut and dried as you think.” “The law is cut and dried,” said the lawyer, … Read more

A Cut Above

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Cut Above’ To be a cut above is to be better than other people or things, especially those that are similar; superior. Want to see more videos from Idioms.Online? Subscribe to our YouTube channel! Usage The idiom can be used as a standalone statement but is often used to compare a person or … Read more