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cutting edge

noun
1.
the sharp edge of a cutting implement.
2.
forefront; lead: on the cutting edge of computer technology.

Origin:
1950–55

cutting-edge, adjective
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cutting edge
 
n
1.  the leading position in any field; forefront: on the cutting edge of space technology
 
adj
2.  at the forefront of people or things in a field of activity; leading: cutting-edge technology

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cutting edge
also cutting-edge, 1825 in the literal sense (often at first with reference to plows); fig. sense is from c.1970.
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