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English definition of “cut to the chase”

cut to the chase

informal
to talk about or deal with the important parts of a subject and not waste time with things that are not important: I didn't have long to talk so I cut to the chase and asked whether he was still married.Being important and having importance
(Definition of cut to the chase from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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