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Cut to the Chase

When you use the expression 'Cut to the Chase' you mean to get to the point and leave out unnecessary details or preamble.

Example of use: “Let me cut to the chase: Jennifer thinks you’re mad at her!”


Interesting fact about Cut to the Chase

The phrase 'cut to the chase' originated in the American film industry, when many early movies ended in a chase scene. The first printed reference to the expression comes from script direction from the 1929 Hollywood Girl: “Jannings escapes…Cut to the chase.”