Cut to the chase




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Cut to the chase : Phrases



Meaning:

Get to the point.


Example:

This story is dragging on.
Cut to the chase and tell me about the relevant issues.


Origin:

Chase refers to the obligatory scene that is the exciting climax of many action films. Someone watching an action movie with a slow build up, might be wishing the movie would literally cut to the chase.

In fact many marginal movies have been released because of a good chase scene. A movie executive screening a film that appears to less than tremendous might instruct the projectionist to advance the film to the chase scene such that a quick determination could be made regarding the movie's prospects.

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