One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Do something which leaves someone without a reason for their actions or opinions.‘she rounded on Nathan with a devastating tirade and cut the ground from under his feet’
- ‘The Olympics, though, cut the ground from under his feet.’
- ‘Eventually the ideology that has won the support of the majority will prevail and cut the ground from under the tyrant's feet.’
- ‘Perhaps even more disturbing for him, he half-wittingly joined in the assault, cutting the ground from under his feet.’
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