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.
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.
IT WAS a notable night for Katie Margarson, daughter of Newmarket trainer George, as shegotoffthemarkonher27th ride when partnering Cut The Cackle to win the 6f amateur riders'handicap.
00 LINGFIELD CH4 Page 9 WAABEL looks capable of bettering his third to stablemate Cut The Cackle here a fortnight ago.
Cut The Cackle came sweeping round the stand side to win a round five qualifier last week at Lingfield and steps up in class in a bid to collect more valuable points.
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.
CUT THE CACKLE, a smooth winner over course and distance seven days ago, may well be up to going in again.
So let's just cut the cackle, put the train back on the rails and the record back in the groove.
He needs to cut the cackle and get straight to the meat of what he has to say.