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cut along (something)

Literally, to cut or trim something using a line or border as a guide. Some of my kindergarteners still have trouble cutting along the dotted line.
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cut along something

to make a cut following a line or guide. Please cut along the dotted line. My hand is too shaky to cut along the line neatly.
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The concessions will be made up of pay and benefit cuts along with changes in work rules.
But when the motor ways get busy, so does Dunnings Bridge Road and even more cars take short cuts along here.
Make five cuts along and across the blue lines as shown, and discard the two pieces marked X.
The publisher of The Wall Street Journal announced a month ago that it planned to make ``limited'' staff cuts along with other cost reductions as it struggled to cope with a sudden downturn in advertising.
Note: A Japanese vegetable slicer cuts along the circumference of a vegetable, resulting in long, thin sheets.
People in Colinton accuse the Glenvarigill Company, which sells Porsches and Ferraris, of parking cars indiscriminately on the road, speeding round the area while doing steering and brake checks, and taking short cuts along the pavement to reach the dealership.