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English translation: get right to the point

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03:01 Apr 7, 2004
English to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
English term or phrase: cut to the chase
I¡¯m going to cut to the chase, because I want to finish this soup before it goes stone cold.

the chase¡ª¡ª chasing a criminal
lilysmiley
English translation:get right to the point
Explanation:
The expression comes from movie editing — "cut to the chase," skip the preliminaries and get right to the "exciting" part.

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Note added at 4 mins (2004-04-07 03:06:07 GMT)
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cut to the chase: To get to the matter at hand.
http://www.bartleby.com/61/51/C0825100.html
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Local time: 18:14
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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +13
get right to the point


Explanation:
The expression comes from movie editing — "cut to the chase," skip the preliminaries and get right to the "exciting" part.

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Note added at 4 mins (2004-04-07 03:06:07 GMT)
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cut to the chase: To get to the matter at hand.
http://www.bartleby.com/61/51/C0825100.html

ntext
United States
Local time: 18:14
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 56
Grading comment
Thank you very much!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rowan Morrell: That's exactly it.
42 mins

agree  xxxsarahl: exactly, no beating around the bush.
46 mins

agree  Craft.Content
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agree  xxxAlfa Trans
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agree  RHELLER
1 hr

agree  Java Cafe
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agree  jerrie
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agree  Huijer
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agree  Tony M: Yes, very nicely put!
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agree  Kristina Thorne
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agree  Ildiko Santana: http://www.word-detective.com/093098.html
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agree  Vicky Papaprodromou
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agree  Hacene
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