cut and come again

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cut and come again (uncountable)

  1. A situation where one possesses plenty of wealth or resources.
    • 1839, John Francis Bray, Labour's wrongs and labour's remedy (page 55)
      His loaf continually increases instead of diminishing: with him, it is cut and come again, for ever.
  2. (horticulture) An approach to growing lettuces, etc. where one harvests only the outer leaves, leaving the inner part of the plant to grow replacements that can be harvested later.
  3. (food) A type of English fruitcake.