One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually with negative Have exactly the right qualities for a particular role or job.‘I'm just not cut out to be a policeman’
be suited, be suitable, be right, be designed, be equippedView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Here was proof that blackmail was not something I was cut out for.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The young heir feels that he is cut out for greatness and starts to search for a life ‘something more than long’.’
- ‘Perhaps he has discovered that he is cut out to be a soldier after all.’
- ‘Whatever its benefits, not everybody is cut out for it.’
- ‘But not everyone is cut out for that - I certainly am not.’
- ‘I don't think I was cut out for a long career as a lecturer.’
- ‘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.’
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