Definition of cut the cackle in English:

cut the cackle


  • usually in imperative Stop talking aimlessly and come to the point.

    ‘cut the cackle and just get us there’
    • ‘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.’
    be quiet, keep quiet, stay quiet, be silent, keep silent, stay silent, hold one's tongue, keep one's lips sealed
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