|cut to the chase
||tell the exciting part, get to the point
||George, please, cut to the chase. We're tired of the story already.
||(See a cut-up)
|cut you down to size
||make you feel smaller; not as important
||The foreman cut him down to size by calling him a laborer.
|cut you to ribbons
||defeat you in an argument, embarrass you in a contest
||That professor will cut you to ribbons if you question his facts.
|cut your own throat
||hurt yourself, be your own worst enemy
||By overspending, you will cut your own throat.
|cute as a bug's ear
||petite and pretty, adorable
||Have you seen her little sister? She's cute as a bug's ear.
||the latest technology, state of the art
||This picture is the cutting edge - the best in the TV industry.