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cut the cord

1. To strike out on one's own from an overly involved or suffocating relationship, usually between a parent and child. A shortened version of the phrase "cut the umbilical cord." I love my mom, I truly do, but she used to call me five times a day! I had to cut the cord. Geez, Pete, you're 40 years old. It's time to cut the cord and stop living with your parents!
2. slang To cancel one's cable service. Dude, I finally cut the cord and I don't miss it at all.
See also: cord, cut

cut the cord

cease to rely on someone or something influential or supportive and begin to act independently.
The image here is of the cutting of a baby's umbilical cord at birth.
See also: cord, cut
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It's been three years since most insurers cut the cord on traditional mold coverage, yet the real estate industry cannot seem to find a consensus on dealing with mold risk mitigation.
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SALEM - Oregonians are not yet willing to cut the cord.
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A variety of tools are used to cut the cord. They are usually items that are available in the house, or relate to the father's trade, such as scissors, knives, broken glass, sickles or used razor blades.
Cypress CY694X enables manufactures of human-interface devices (HID) -- including PC mice, keyboards and gaming consoles -- to 'cut the cord,' at the same time minimizing development time, bill of materials and power requirements without sacrificing performance.
The Stop the War coalition said most people opposed war, while MP George Galloway said it was "time to cut the cord which connects Mr Blair and Mr Bush".
Lifeline Senior Living Systems' "Cut the Cord" promotion offers facilities with dated pull-cord emergency systems a $25 rebate for each living unit fitted with its cordless, wireless emergency call system, which includes full-featured telephones with a personal help button that residents press to summon help.
His proof-positive product management and customer service initiatives helped to keep that company buoyant after AT&T cut the cord in 1984.
The boy was carrying a cutting pliers at the time of his arrest, and police quoted him as saying he intended to use it to cut the cord holding the handgun.
(https://www.ibtimes.com/top-10-youtube-videos-2018-yodeling-kid-dancing-hermione-more-2737901) YouTube has positioned its TV service as a way to cut the cord of cable, offering flexible live streaming content.
The proud dad, of Barnet, North London, said: "The guy on the phone was telling me to get string to cut the cord. I flung open the wardrobe and saw my chef 's uniform.
He said: "So there was a call at 12.15am officers were flagged down by the family of a female who had given birth to a stillborn child, the family had been advised not to cut the cord by WAST (Welsh Ambulance Service Trust)."
In fact, approximately 85 percent of Dialpad users are completely free of their desk phones and have cut the cord on legacy technology.