cut a path

cut a path

1. To forge or create a pathway or trail, as between people, plant life, across land, etc. The concert was so packed we could barely move, but Jim is so big that he cut a path for us straight to the front of the stage. The falling star cut a path across the darkened sky.
2. To leave a place. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. It's about time to be heading home; what do you say we cut a path on out of here?
See also: cut, path
References in classic literature ?
I shouted as I cut a path through the astonished guardsmen of Salensus Oll.