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Cut and Run

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Be off as quickly as possible. A sea phrase, meaning cut your cable and run before the wind.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Custos Rotulorum (keeper of the rolls)
Cut
Cut
Cut Blocks with a Razor (To)
Cut neither Nails nor Hair at Sea
Cut Off with a Shilling
Cut out
Cut your Coat according to your Cloth
Cut a Dash
Cut and Dry
Cut and Run
Cut Away
Cut Capers (To)
Cut it Short
Cut of his Jib
Cut Short
Cut up Rough (To)
Cuthbert
Cuthbert Bede
Cutler’s Poetry
Cutpurse