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cut ice with (someone)

To be very impressive, influential, or satisfactory to a person or group of people. Often used in the negative. We've found that the approach most likely to cut ice with people is one of honesty and transparency. The party's stance on taxation no longer cuts ice with voters.
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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.
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.
But what has comepletely failed to cut ice with the voters is Sharad Pawar's once famed connect with the 'farmers'.
Her party is expected to put up a good show in states like Assam where her humanitarian work with refugees have cut ice with the Assam voters.
Singh's interactions with the Iranian leadership on Wednesday don't seem to have cut ice with either Washington or Tel Aviv.
The bar for this has been set very high and one month's set of disappointing employment figures probably will not cut ice with the more conservative axis of the FOMC.
The government advice for Anna to give up his fast before serious discussions did not cut ice with the Gandhian seeing a "game plan" on the part of the government and dilly-dallying tactics with vague assurances.
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.
The reasons Benitez gave for playing a weakened team against the Gunners just do not cut ice with Liverpool supporters.
I can't see why I should have to cut ice with anybody,' he said.