cut loose from
cut (someone or something) loose from (something)
1. To free or remove someone or something from something, often by literally cutting. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cut" and "loose." Luckily, the rescue crew was able to cut the girl loose from her wrecked car and save her life. When the hook got caught, we had to cut it loose from the net.
2. To remove someone from a group or organization of some kind. We had to cut Greg loose from the study group—he just wasn't doing the work. We've had to cut a few people loose from the staff this year to reduce costs.
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cut someone or something loose from something
to sever the connection between people or things, in any combination. Wally cut the child loose from the tree where his playmates had tied him up. I cut the cord loose from the anchor by mistake.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
break/cut/tear (something) ˈloose from somebody/somethingseparate yourself or somebody/something from a group of people or their influence, etc: The organization broke loose from its sponsors. ♢ He cut himself loose from his family.
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- add in
- (someone or something) promises well
- all right
- a/the feel of (something)
- (I) wouldn't (do something) if I were you
- (have) got something going (with someone)
- (you've) got to get up pretty early in the morning to (do something)
- a straw will show which way the wind blows
- accompanied by
- accompanied by (someone or something)