cut to the chase : Popular Idioms in English

cut to the chase

to state precisely what needs to be said, instead of stating background information.

Jennifer was going on and on about how well her team was doing when her boss asked her to cut to the chase and let everyone know why she had requested for the meeting.

News & Articles

  • Afternoon Box Score: White Sox Walloped
    There are only so many ways one can repeat the same mantra, so let's cut to the chase: The White Sox suck right now. [ more › ]
    June 20, 2013 - Chicagoist
  • The Top Five Parties in San Francisco This Weekend
    Though we often wax a little poetic in these introductory blurbs, this time we're going to just cut to the chase: It's almost Friday. You want to have fun in a nightclub. But you don't know wher...
    June 20, 2013 - SF Weekly Blogs