cut to the chase

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From cinema usage: to cut (edit a film) so as to get to the exciting part.

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cut to the chase

  1. (idiomatic) To get to the point; to get on with it; to state something directly.
    We don't have much time here. Could you cut to the chase?
    • 2011 Allen Gregory, "Pilot" (season 1, episode 1):
      Allen Gregory DeLongpre: I don't like to play games, the whole wait three days to text you, flirt with other women in front of you. It's exhausting. Let's just cut to the chase. We're in love with each other.

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