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]
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As this list shows, punishments typically run to a short-ish jail sentence and/or a moderately hefty fine.
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
My understanding was that according to most Christian beliefs, being trans or gay was a sin, cut and dry.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Crew members had to cut through the ice on the streets to get shots.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Hey, whatever keeps those lecherous freaks from sexually assaulting humans is fine by us.Zebra Finches, Dolphins, Elephants, and More Animals Under the Influence|Bill Schulz|December 31, 2014|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
A small book, bound in full purple calf, lay half hidden in a nest of fine tissue paper on the dressing-table.Hilda Lessways|Arnold Bennett
A flash of surprise and pleasure lit the fine eyes of the haughty beauty perched up there on the palace wall.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Give a sweet savour, and a memorial of fine flour, and make a fat offering, and then give place to the physician.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey