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Cut to the chase : Phrases


Get to the point.


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


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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