Meaning of “cut to the chase” in the English Dictionary

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"cut to the chase" in British English

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cut to the chase


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.

(Definition of “cut to the chase” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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