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English definition of “fish or cut bait”

fish or cut bait

US informal
used to tell someone to take action or to stop saying that they will: He's been promising voters that he'll support gun control, now it's time to fish or cut bait.
(Definition of fish or cut bait from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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