To cease some activity; stop; discontinue: Westway Trial: Lawyers Cut Bait (1970s+)
“I do have to fish or cut bait, just for my own personal peace of mind and also in fairness to the process,” he said.
That said, a few pilots are so disastrous from the get-go that the only real solution is to cut bait immediately.
Strong hand-lines and codfish hooks are used, with cut bait.
An ounce of strychnine should poison a bushel of the cut bait.
If you're agoin' to cut bait, there's no use standin' round dreadin' it.
Friends have informed me that they have captured specimens of this fish, with cut bait, weighing thirty pounds.
They will cut bait after bait off your hook as clean as if it had been done with a knife.