a method for digging a tunnel, laying pipe, etc., by cutting a trench, constructing the tunnel or laying the pipe in it, and covering with the excavated material.
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- cut to the bone,
- cut to the chase,
- cut to the quick,
- cut up,
- cut velvet,
- cut-card work,
Origin of cut-and-cover
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for cut-and-cover
The cut-and-cover, hurry-scurry methods of doing things, common on some Western farms, will not do in drainage work.
designating a method of constructing a tunnel by excavating a cutting to the required depth and then backfilling the excavation over the tunnel roof
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