cut one loose

cut (someone or something) loose

1. To end a personal or professional relationship with someone, often abruptly. A: "Wait, they fired you?" B: "Yes! They just cut me loose with no explanation!" If he keeps calling me at all hours of the night, I'm going to have to cut him loose, I mean it!
2. To free or remove someone or something from something else, often by literally cutting. Luckily, the rescue crew was able to cut the girl loose from her wrecked car and save her life. When the hook got caught on the net, we had to cut it loose.
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cut one loose

slang To pass gas (fart). All right, who cut one loose in here?
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