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Idiom of the week – Cut it/that out

Posted by englishlessons on February 17, 2014

Definition:

stop doing something that is annoying

Examples:

He kept whistling a tune while she was trying to work, so she asked him to cut it out.

The children were arguing, and the teacher told them to cut that out.

Picture it:

Picture taking a pair of scissors to a piece of paper and cutting out or eliminating one section.

TOEFL® Tip:

Note that “cut it out” is a phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are included on the TOEFL® test as they are so frequent in English.

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