|cut my teeth on
||learned as a young person, learned as I grew up
||Yes, I can tie a bow knot. I cut my teeth on string and ropes.
||not allowed to do it any more, stopped from doing
||We have to cut off beer sales at 12 midnight. No more sales.
||drive in front of, swerve into your lane
||That jerk cut me off! He swerved into my lane!
||interrupt, prevent from talking, shut down
||The chairman cut me off in the middle of my question. "You're out of order," he said.
|cut off your nose to spite your face
||make your problem worse, hurt yourself because you dislike yourself
||If you abuse drugs to forget a problem, you are cutting off your nose to spite your face.
|cut out for
||have natural ability for, be suited to
||I guess I'm just not cut out for bull riding. I'm not good at it.
||second class, sold for less than full price
||We bought some cut-rate lumber and built a shelter for the boat.
|cut the cheese [B]
||let off gas, fart, pass wind
||Then somebody cut the cheese, and everybody laughed.
|cut the crap [B]
||stop telling lies, stop doing stupid things, no more bull
||Will somebody tell him to cut the crap and give us the facts!
|cut the mustard
||do the job properly, cut it
||If I'm too old to cut the mustard, maybe I should retire, eh.