cut the cackle

cut the cackle

To stop talking in order to do something more important. Primarily heard in UK. All right, everyone, let's cut the cackle and start brainstorming ideas for this new project.
See also: cackle, cut

cut the cackle

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you tell someone to cut the cackle, you are telling them to stop talking nonsense. They were basically told to cut the cackle and get back to work.
See also: cackle, cut

cut the cackle

stop talking aimlessly and come to the point. informal
See also: cackle, cut

cut the ˈcackle

(informal) stop talking and start working, etc. properly; start talking about the important matters: Let’s cut the cackle and get down to business.
Cackle refers to the loud noise made by chickens.
See also: cackle, cut
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The name of the game is unity, so let's cut the cackle about how proud we are to be Welsh and instead put your cross on the voting form as a practical demonstration of that pride.
The name of the game is unity so let's cut the cackle about how proud we are to be Welsh and instead put our cross on the voting form as a practical demonstration of that pride.
He told BBC radio that union leaders should "cut the cackle, stop the misery for Londoners and allow the Tube workforce to get on with their job".
"We have everything going for us except the aviation capacity we need, and so I say it is time for us to cut the cacKle, end the dither and give London a hub airport that is adequate for and commensurate with the ambitions of the greatest city on earth."
WOLVERHAMPTON: 5.00 Sunrise Dance, 5.30 Whipphound, 6.00 Glennten, 6.30 Green Special, 7.00 Waving, 7.30 Boom To Bust, 8.00 Lignum Vitae, 8.30 Cut The Cackle.
NAOMI MATTHEW: 5.00 Sunrise Dance, 5.30 Whipphound, 6.00 Glennten, 6.30 Green Special, 7.00 Waving, 7.30 BOOM TO BUST (NAP), 8.00 Lignum Vitae, 8.30 Cut The Cackle.
"Cut The Cackle is a tough filly, butwhatevertripsherunsover she needs to be off the bridle after three furlongs, otherwise she hits a flat spot and then doesn'tgetthe reintime."
4.00 LINGFIELD CH4 Page 9 WAABEL looks capable of bettering his third to stablemate Cut The Cackle here a fortnight ago.
about On the all-weather at Lingfield, the mare CUT THE CACKLE (2.15) seems to have found her form again with the headgear applied.
CUT THE CACKLE has been pretty consistent of late and she can exploit a favourable rating in the first division of the Blue Square Sprint Series Round 5 Handicap at Lingfield.
Cut The Cackle has been pretty consistent of late and can gain just reward for those efforts in the first division of the Blue Square Sprint Series Round 5 Handicap.
The message to him and his fellow dining room loafers in the EU is clear: Cut the cackle and ACTUALLY DO SOMETHINGC* NOW!
And I bet the Doc could cut the cackle and crackle produced by their vitriolic voice boxes by forcing them to suck on a Strepsil or two.
The time has arrived to cut the cackle and make some hard decisions.
To summarize one's reaction, if one at times is tempted to quote an actor who himself appeared in a horseback version of Waterloo, "Cut the cackle and come to the 'osses," particularly in the long-protracted antagonisms of Shaw and Craig, one must, nevertheless, see this book as infinitely ambitious in taking all references as its subject and simultaneously curiously humble in insisting that even inaccurate references (if they are inaccurate) have a right to be heard.