cut no ice
Have no effect, make no impression, as in That excuse cuts no ice with me. This term predates modern refrigeration, when ice was obtained by cutting it from a large block with a sharp tool. [Late 1800s]
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In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
Or has the see and hear and speak-no-evil stance of the Republican House persuaded him that he is in the clear?
Lalo said he reported the kidnapping to his ICE handlers, which was confirmed by a former federal agent familiar with the case.
But Huckabee (akin to Elizabeth Warren on the left) is like an ice cream sundae.
These days, plenty of women are turning to online sites for no-frills male companionship.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
If the "Y" Beach lot press their advantage they may cut off the enemy troops on the toe of the Peninsula.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.
The left heel followed like lightning, and the right paw also slipped, letting the bear again fall heavily on the ice below.
A long stretch of smooth ice followed, over which he glided with ever-increasing speed.
At the reserve bank they may borrow as a standing right and not as a favor which may be cut off.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips