One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
usually in imperative Stop talking aimlessly and come to the point.‘cut the cackle and just get us there’
be quiet, keep quiet, stay quiet, be silent, keep silent, stay silent, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealedView synonyms
- ‘Let's cut the cackle and get on with it.’
- ‘On World Aids Day I said let's cut the cackle, let's move with the speed of greased lightning to try and prevent those deaths that can be prevented.’
- ‘Okay, let's cut the cackle and get down to the important facts: he is not fit.’
- ‘‘Let's cut the cackle and stop setting up sub-committees and pushing bits of paper around.’’
- ‘I have known judges who have done that without any unfairness, but who have been insistent on cutting the cackle and getting to the essence of it.’
- ‘They must be a wow on the social circuit but they really should cut the cackle when it comes to trying to build their business.’
- ‘Besides, it comes with a manual the size of a phone directory so let's cut the cackle and get cooking.’
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