cut no ice


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cut no ice (with someone)

Sl. to have no influence on someone; to fail to convince someone. I don't care who you are. It cuts no ice with me. So you're the mayor's daughter. It still cuts no ice.
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cut no ice

Have no effect, make no impression, as in That excuse cuts no ice with me. This term predates modern refrigeration, when ice was obtained by cutting it from a large block with a sharp tool. [Late 1800s]
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cut no ice

verb
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cut no ice

To make no effect or impression: an objection that cut no ice with management.
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