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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: cut
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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