cutting edge

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cutting edge (plural cutting edges)

  1. The sharp edge of the blade of a knife or other cutting tool.
  2. (idiomatic, by extension, often with "on the") The forefront, or position of greatest advancement in some field.
    The company prides itself for staying at the cutting edge of technology.
    • 2011 January 29, Ian Hughes, “Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd”, in BBC[1]:
      Looking far from overawed throughout, they frequently took the game to the visitors, but it was Saints' lack of a cutting edge and United's superior finishing that proved the difference in the end.
    • 2019 November 6, “Network News”, in Rail, page 23:
      Creating the incentives for new ideas to be introduced, through competitions like this one, allows the UK's railway to stay at the cutting edge of technology.



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cutting edge (comparative more cutting edge, superlative most cutting edge)

  1. Alternative form of cutting-edge