cut it

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Verb[edit]

cut it (third-person singular simple present cuts it, present participle cutting it, simple past and past participle cut it)

  1. (idiomatic) To suffice; to be effective or successful.
    Sometimes, professional tools are necessary and homespun solutions just don't cut it.
    I couldn't cut it as a poor man, stealing - Nickelback, How You Remind Me

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  • Nearly always used in negative constructions.

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