Definition of be cut out for (or to be) in English:

be cut out for (or to be)

phrase

informal
  • usually with negative Have exactly the right qualities for a particular role or job.

    ‘I'm just not cut out to be a policeman’
    • ‘Whatever its benefits, not everybody is cut out for it.’
    • ‘But not everyone is cut out for that - I certainly am not.’
    • ‘Perhaps he has discovered that he is cut out to be a soldier after all.’
    • ‘Second, I believe we must all find our own path to service. Not everyone is cut out for military service, nor should everyone try.’
    • ‘Not everybody is cut out for it; if you are and there is a need in your precinct, or any precinct, consider volunteering now; that'll be one less problem party workers will have to worry about.’
    • ‘I think that insofar as I am a poet, I was cut out to be a poet who needed a lot of time to get started.’
    • ‘I don't think I was cut out for a long career as a lecturer.’
    • ‘The young heir feels that he is cut out for greatness and starts to search for a life ‘something more than long’.’
    • ‘Here was proof that blackmail was not something I was cut out for.’
    • ‘There were moments during the first few days of Leta's life when I really didn't think I was cut out for this whole thing.’
    be suited, be suitable, be right, be designed, be equipped
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