They're working together to cut the deficit by slashing budgets.
Erik Prince is not the kind of man one expects to make the case for slashing U.S. intelligence and military budgets.
Many economists agree that, to some extent, technology itself is the culprit, slashing jobs as it increases productivity.
Eventually, Erin was forced to resign from her company, slashing their family income.
With all those Washington lions, especially Mr. Gates himself, roaring about slashing $100 billion, confusion is inescapable.
His patrols appeared by the river, one fellow riding along our wire and slashing it with his sword.
Then he drew his sword and with two slashing strokes severed the ladder.
Us didn' know nothin' 'bout bad times and cutting and whipping and slashing.
“Curate was he; a slashing trade that,” was the brutal reply.
Special orders were given by Barclay that the swords should be made rather for stabbing than for slashing.
1540s, "to cut with a stroke of a blade or whip;" 1650s, "to strike violently," perhaps from Middle French esclachier "to break," variant of esclater "to break, splinter" (see slat). Meaning "to clear land" (of trees) is from 1821, American English. In reference to prices, it is attested from 1906. Related: Slashed; slashing. Slash-and-burn for a method of clearing forest for cultivation is from 1919.
"a cutting stroke with a weapon," 1570s, from slash (v.); sense of "slit in a garment" is from 1610s; that of "open tract in a forest" is first attested 1825, American English. As a punctuation mark in writing or printing, it is recorded from 1961.