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cut no ice

To have no impact or effect. 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.
Initially launched as an online store in 2012, Wink Frozen Desserts quickly found countless customers with similar diet restrictions that had cut ice cream from their lives.
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.
It doesn't cut ice with either party workers or the non-PPP populace that the likes of former interior minister Rehman Malik claimed to know whodunit, but was stopped by the party leadership from making it public.
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.
THIS beautifully cut ice blue fishtail dress and matching jacket were rustled up by Tilda's designer pal, Haider Ackermann.
Now that is something that cut ice with even someone like me
And he warned that a narrow Europe-focused approach might not cut ice with businesses looking to operate worldwide: "People expect to have global roaming on their mobiles," he noted, and have fixed networks that work everywhere.
AAPL) failed to cut ice with Consumer Reports despite announcing, Friday, it would give out free Bumper cases to iPhone 4 users who are complaining of reception loss and sudden, dropped calls.
So, maybe those who live in climes where the rivers still freeze solid for long periods in the winter can, and still do, cut ice blocks out of the rivers for their ice houses but not so anymore here in Missouri's Ozarks.
The AAIB recommended: The Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency should bring in measures for Boeing 777s with Trent 800s to cut ice risk;
The reasons Benitez gave for playing a weakened team against the Gunners just do not cut ice with Liverpool supporters.