able to cut

able to cut it

Capable of performing at a high level; capable of success. I know she hasn't had that much experience in this field, but I think she will be able to cut it. We've done everything in our power to keep this program on its feet, but it is simply not able to cut it financially any longer. I have to nail this presentation—I have to prove to the boss that I'm able to cut it!
See also: able, cut, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

able to cut something

Fig. to be able to manage or execute something. (Often negative. Able to can be replaced with can.) We thought he could handle the new account, but he is simply not able to cut it.
See also: able, cut, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In this scrap-book is such testimony relating to my shady side, as I have within the past ten years been able to cut from the columns of my competitors in the business of elevating humanity to a higher plane of mind and morals - my 'loathsome contemporaries.'"
Thus you will be able to cut off all his seven heads.
As I was not able to cut my dinner, the old landlord with a shining bald head did it for me.
It was their opinion, and mine too, that they would be troubled no more with the savages, or if they were, they would be able to cut them off, if they were twice as many as before; so they had no concern about that.
It was vain to think of One Ear so outdistancing his pursuers as to be able to cut across their circle in advance of them and to regain the sled.
Achilles glared at him and answered, "Dog, talk not to me neither of knees nor parents; would that I could be as sure of being able to cut your flesh into pieces and eat it raw, for the ill you have done me, as I am that nothing shall save you from the dogs--it shall not be, though they bring ten or twenty-fold ransom and weigh it out for me on the spot, with promise of yet more hereafter.
She seemed to be able to cut herself adrift from him, and to pass away to unknown places where she had no need of him.
I think with this I'll be able to cut shapes like him.
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