cut it

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cut it

1. Also, cut that. Stop, as in I won't stand for that-cut it! or If you don't cut that, I'll tell. [Slang; first half of 1800s] Also see cut it out.
2. Manage, tolerate, as in I don't know how he can cut it. [Slang; c. 1900]
3. Be effective, prove satisfactory, as in She's getting old and can no longer cut it. [Late 1900s] For a synonym see cut the mustard. Also see the subsequent entries beginning with cut it.
See also: cut

cut it

Informal
To perform up to expectations or a required standard; be acceptable.
See also: cut
References in classic literature ?
The knife was sharp, for the cut was smooth; the handle was long, for a man’s arm would not reach from this gash to the cut that did not go through the skin; he was a coward, or he would have cut the thongs around the necks of the hounds.
It's all very fine to say, don't cut that artery," remarked one of the men working on the opposite leg.
Or, if you wanted some obscure shape, you'd have to try and cut that out in rough and then smooth it with milling tools.
The rotors have trapezoidal cutters on a helical angle, not perpendicular to the rotor axis, making a staggered cut that reportedly uses less energy and is less likely to jam.
Bush crafted a tax cut that benefited most of the Republican target market.
In the short term, Republicans and Democrats must work together where they already agree, and quickly pass a tax cut that will infuse cash into the economy and bolster consumer confidence.
Reagan was able to gain support for a 25 percent tax cut that included cutting the top rate by half.
Any spending program that he wants or tax cut that Republicans want (unless it stimulates the economy enough) would add to that deficit.
But with only six weeks until the congressional elections, Republicans were determined to push through a relatively small tax cut that would remind voters of their top priorities.
Bob Dole wants to return to the glory days of the modern Republican Party, promising the kind of huge tax cut that helped Ronald Reagan win the White House and reshaped American politics.
Bob Dole fine-tuned the huge tax cut that will crown his economic package, as Democrats prepared extensive counterassaults Friday designed to portray him as a balanced-budget turncoat.