cut it fine

Do something closely with a very slight margin, as in Tom always cut it fine, arriving at the last minute. This term uses fine in the sense of “narrow.” [Late 1800s]


Nearby words

  1. cut glass,
  2. cut ice,
  3. cut in,
  4. cut into,
  5. cut it,
  6. cut it out,
  7. cut loose,
  8. cut nail,
  9. cut no ice,
  10. cut of one's jib

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