Definition of make the cut in English:

make the cut


  • usually with negative Equal or better a required score, thus avoiding elimination from the last two rounds of a four-round tournament.

    ‘she shot rounds of 86 and 86 and failed to make the cut’
    • ‘‘And the next day I went out and played the second round and almost made the cut,’ he grins.’
    • ‘The event's star attraction world number one Tiger Woods also made the cut, with a two round total of 143.’
    • ‘He made the cut in his first six tournaments, finishing among the top 20 in three of them.’
    • ‘He finished with a fat five-over-par 77 that left him needing a decent second round just to make the cut.’
    • ‘The Scotland World Cup player has now made the cut in his past 18 tournaments and is beginning to attain the air of a serious contender at every event in which he plays.’