cut around

cut around (something)

To make a sharp turn around something. To evade the police, the robber tried to cut around the car parked at the end of the block but wound up crashing into it.
See also: around, cut
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cut around something

to move rapidly around something, such as a corner, pole, beam, etc. The cat cut around a corner and escaped from the dog. The speeding car cut around the light pole and almost hit it.
See also: around, cut
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Then, to Billy: "That's why I cut around Ninth an' caught up with you down on Sixth."
It took thirty-two separate borings to cut around that lock.
Nissan Motor Company (NASDAQ: NSANY), a Japan-based automaker is planning to cut around 5,200 additional jobs globally, Kyodo News has reported citing unidentified sources.
British Gas owner Centrica is to cut around 700 management and back-office jobs.
Ford is to cut around one-tenth of its global salaried workforce by the end of August as part of a major global restructuring plan.
reduction is extremely is very clear cut around 460 in a large compulsory." But Dominic Hook, Unite national officer, said: "This staff reduction programme is extremely alarming.
The bank is expected to cut around 1,500 investment banking jobs as part of a cost-cutting plan, French newspaper Le Figaro has reported.
The group will look to cut around 1,500 jobs as it seeks to make savings of around PS120m, but has committed to keeping a base in Gosforth for at least three years.
The farmers said the trees were cut around dawn using an electric chainsaw.
Officials say the move could save the NHS PS34 million a year, should help cut around 800,000 GP consultations if the scheme is taken up nationwide, and could help tackle antibiotic resistance.
The victim, who last night remained in hospital, was cut around the face with a homemade weapon containing two razor blades at HMP Bristol on Thursday.
Citi is expected to cut around 70 staff working in its London office as part of its own cost-cutting programme.
Then, insert scissors into the slit and cut around the bottle.
Cut your potatoes in half (it's best for adults to do this), draw the design into the flat edge and cut around the outline with a sharp knife to create your own potato stamp.