cut loose

Idioms & Phrases

cut loose

  1. Speak or act without restraint, as in He cut loose with a string of curses. [Early 1800s]

  2. Leave, clear out, as in Let's cut loose right now. [Slang; 1960s]

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