cut (one) off in (one's) prime(redirected from cut him off in his prime)
cut (one) off in (one's) prime
To cause the sudden end of something, such as one's life, when one is at the peak of their skill or physical ability, or in their most successful or productive period. It's so tragic that cancer cut that renowned tennis player off in his prime. Yeah, I used to lift weights, but chronic injuries cut me off in my prime.
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cut someone off (or down) in their primebring someone's life or career to an abrupt end while they are at the peak of their abilities.
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