cut the crap

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cut the crap

1. rude slang To stop trying to be deceptive. Often used as an imperative. Cut the crap—I know you're lying to me. Look, can we cut the crap and call this what it is? I'm being fired, not "reallocated."
2. rude slang To stop fooling around. Often used as an imperative. We'll never get this room painted unless you guys cut the crap and start working!
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cut the crap

get to the point; state the real situation. vulgar slang
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cut the ˈcrap

(taboo, slang) used to tell somebody in an impolite way to stop talking about unimportant things or talking nonsense and get to the main point: Cut the crap and tell me what you really think, OK?
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Cut the crap!

exclam. Stop the nonsense! (Usually objectionable.) Cut the crap. Talk straight or get out.
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In February he issued staff with football-style yellow cards urging them to "cut the crap".
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Swinney quoted him as saying he would "cut the crap" as Labour's new leader - and wondered if the five Cabinet colleagues he got rid of had been the crap.