be cut out for (something)(redirected from are cut out for)
be cut out for (something)
To be naturally suited to something, such as an activity or task. I gave it a shot, but I just don't think I'm cut out for ice skating. Dad says I'm not cut out for the military, but I think I can thrive in that environment.
be cut out for (or to be)have exactly the right qualities for a particular role, task, or job. informal
The sense of cut out here is ‘formed or fashioned by cutting’, as the pieces of a garment are cut out from the fabric.
1992 Paul Auster Leviathan Whenever I stopped and examined my own behavior, I concluded that I wasn't cut out for marriage.