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unkindest cut



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Idioms and Phrases

The worst insult, ultimate treachery, as in And then, the unkindest cut of all—my partner walks out on me just when the deal is about to go through . This expression was invented by Shakespeare in describing Julius Caesar's stabbing to death by his friends in Julius Caesar (3:2): “This was the most unkindest cut of all.”

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Example Sentences

This impression which fastened itself upon him, constituted the "most unkindest cut of all."

Carving Note: A chicken neck served to a guest is "the most unkindest cut of all."

That is the unkindest cut; and in the shadow of your own house, too.

The reply of the electors to the dispirited, degraded, downtrodden old monarch was the unkindest cut of all.

He is judiciously silent concerning the American poets of his time, being careful, even,—most unkindest cut!

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