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cut no ice

To have no impact or effect, especially on one's opinion. I'm sorry, but that ridiculous rationale cuts no ice with me and will not change my mind.
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cut no ice (with someone)

Sl. to have no influence on someone; to fail to convince someone. I don't care who you are. It cuts no ice with me. So you're the mayor's daughter. It still cuts no ice.
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cut no ice

Have no effect, make no impression, as in That excuse cuts no ice with me. This term predates modern refrigeration, when ice was obtained by cutting it from a large block with a sharp tool. [Late 1800s]
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cut no ice

COMMON If you say that something cuts no ice with you, you mean that you are not impressed or influenced by it. Statistics cut no ice with anyone scared of going up in the air in a plane. Note: Words such as little, much, or any can be used instead of no. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, but this cut little ice at home. Note: This expression refers to ice-skating. In order for the skater to move easily, the blades must be sharp so that they cut into the ice.
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cut no ice

have no influence or effect. informal
1973 Joyce Porter It's Murder with Dover MacGregor remembered…that logical argument didn't cut much ice with Dover and he abandoned it.
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cut no ˈice (with somebody)

not impress or influence somebody: Her aggressive manner may be very useful at work, but it cuts no ice with me.Public protests don’t cut much ice with this government.
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cut no ice

verb
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cut no ice

To make no effect or impression: an objection that cut no ice with management.
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cut no ice, to

To have no influence, to make no impression. An Americanism dating from the late nineteenth century, it may come from skating, that is, the image of a poor skater who cannot cut figures in the ice. Or it may come from an icebreaker that cannot break up ice floes as it should. Still another source suggests it comes from the prerefrigeration practice of cutting ice from ponds in winter and storing it for use in summer.
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References in classic literature ?
One day Durham advertised in the paper for two hundred men to cut ice; and all that day the homeless and starving of the city came trudging through the snow from all over its two hundred square miles.
I was wont to pity the clumsy Irish laborers who cut ice on the pond, in such mean and ragged clothes, while I shivered in my more tidy and somewhat more fashionable garments, till, one bitter cold day, one who had slipped into the water came to my house to warm him, and I saw him strip off three pairs of pants and two pairs of stockings ere he got down to the skin, though they were dirty and ragged enough, it is true, and that he could afford to refuse the extra garments which I offered him, he had so many intra ones.
(So, television talk shows, too, don't cut ice with them.)
Nonetheless this Orwellian logic does not seem to cut ice with the media owners body PBA (Pakistan Broadcasting Association) nor with international media watchdogs.
However, the explanation has not cut ice with some Hajj piligrims.
Al Dancer is a general 3-1 chance, but the news De Boinville will partner Angels Breath in preference to stablemate Mister Fisher to a further cut ice.
Visitors can help cut ice from the lake and try ice fishing, snowshoeing and archery.
His company wants to cut ice cubes from the 1,000 years old glacier near the small town of Mo i Rana and sell them to exclusive restaurants from New York to Middle East.
But if this is not likely to cut ice with the US Administration, it may still serve to chastise Mr Haqqani and serve the Miltablishment's interests.
Will Indian rhetoric gimmick of IPL 2019 in South Africa cut ice there?
We need to bring into the open how gimmicks like those described above have in no way cut ice with our Hindu brethren.
Needless to say PDC's explanation doesn't cut ice with the owners.
As this article by CIO & Leader, Against the Tide: Where Traditional Arguments for Cloud Do Not Cut Ice, pointed out converting capex to opex is not an incentive (in fact, often a disincentive) for many large enterprises in India.