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Cut Short

is to shorten. “Cut short all intermission” (Macbeth, iv. 3). To cut it short means to bring to an end what you are doing or saying.

His life was cut short. He died prematurely. The allusion is to Atʹropos, one of the three Parcæ, cutting the thread of life spun by her sister Cloʹtho.

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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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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 Bede
Cutler’s Poetry
Cutter’s Law
Cutty Pipe
Cutty Stool