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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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References in classic literature ?
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.
Help cut ice from the lake and meet live birds of prey from Willowbrook Wildlife Center's raptor education program.
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.
This has not cut ice with the legion of his followers who had anticipated the proverbial long night to win the day.
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.
Community members would have to cut ice in the winter and store it for use in the summer.
Even Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu's offer that Sushma would make a statement in the House to clarify her position, failed to cut ice with the Opposition parties, who have threatened to block House till the PM speaks on the Lalitgate issue.
The idea that the capital city should get extra cash to compensate it for the additional burden on its road maintenance and waste budgets that tens of thousands of visitors a day bring is unlikely to cut ice with Ministers who would have to justify such a decision to their constituents who live elsewhere.
But what has comepletely failed to cut ice with the voters is Sharad Pawar's once famed connect with the 'farmers'.
An endless vista of muddy sand, with Blackpool tower hazy in the distance, was never going to cut ice.
Singh's interactions with the Iranian leadership on Wednesday don't seem to have cut ice with either Washington or Tel Aviv.
The large circular blade would then cut ice on frozen ponds into 22- by 34-inch blocks.
Now that is something that cut ice with even someone like me