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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

break/cut/tear (something) ˈloose from somebody/something

separate 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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References in classic literature ?
Ere the squall came close to, the other boats had cut loose from their fish and returned to the ship in good time.
Mnemic homophony gives us, without the addition of other processes of thought, a picture of our friend X which is in a certain sense abstract, not the concrete in any one situation, but X cut loose from any particular point of time.
As soon as the last good-bys were said, and the steamer had cut loose from the wharf, the load of care, anxiety, and responsibility which I had carried for eighteen years began to lift itself from my shoulders at the rate, it seemed to me, of a pound a minute.
Trained by Dicky and managed his monstrous mother, Alice Melissa Leo), Micky accepts lacklustre fights for scant rewards he is persuaded to cut loose from his loved ones and punch above his weight for the first time.
Trained by Dicky and managed by his monstrous mother, Alice (Melissa Leo), Micky accepts lacklustre fights for scant rewards until he is persuaded to cut loose from his loved ones and punch above his weight for the first time.
Morales, this year's Ronda Pilipinas champion, cut loose from the peloton early with six other riders before bolting out of the lead pack in the 20-minute mark.
His first objective is to cut loose from the pack and hope things did get messy in behind.
Now, Abe needs to admit his mistakes to the government and people of China, cut loose from the past and make a new start," he said.
"One reason may well be that people sense that our world has cut loose from its moorings in Christian values and in a belief in a good God."
The duo insisted that the 2005 edition will go ahead even if they are cut loose from Telefilm and SODEC funding.
Cut loose from the fabric of time by his experience of the allied bombing of Dresden in World War II, Pilgrim flashes to different moments of his life and queries imaginary aliens about the meaning (or meaninglessness) of life.
The 40-foot barge had been cut loose from its moorings near O'Dwyer Bridge on the River Abbey in Limerick City.
Unlike many of her CEO colleagues, when the seas of turmoil and change were threatening to sink NPC, Teresa never once cut loose from the anchor of those beliefs and their corresponding values.
Cut loose from social value and self-improvement, Verburg and Moore's rest becomes mysterious and beautiful, the most ordinary thing in the world and the last thing we'd be caught doing in public.
Climber George Oconer cut loose from the speeding pack in the final 11 kilometers to rule the qualifying race of the 2017 LBC Ronda Pilipinas yesterday.