cut and run

Slang Dictionary

cut definition


  1. mod.
    alcohol intoxicated. : He got cut on beer, which is unusual for him.
  2. tv.
    to dilute something. : She always cuts her eggnog with cola. Yuck!
  3. n.
    a share of the loot or the profits. (Originally underworld.) : You'll get your cut when everybody else does.
  4. n.
    a single song or section of music on a record. : This next cut is one everybody likes.
  5. tv.
    to eliminate something; to stop (doing something). : Okay, chum, cut the clowning.
  6. mod.
    muscular; with well-defined muscles, especially in reference to the abdominal muscles. : He works out and he's really cut!
  7. mod.
    circumcised. (Not usually prenominal.) : I'm not cut and neither is my brother.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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cut and run definition


  1. in.
    to stop what one is doing and flee. : The cops were coming, so we cut and run.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

cut and run

Clear out, escape, desert, as in He wished he could just cut and run. This term originally (about 1700) meant to cut a vessel's anchor cable and make sail at once. By the mid-1800s it was being used figuratively. Charles Dickens had it in Great Expectations (1861): "I'd give a shilling if they had cut and run." Also see cut out, def. 7.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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