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cut no ice

To have no impact or effect. I'm sorry, but that ridiculous rationale cuts no ice with me and will not change my mind.
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cut no ice (with someone)

Sl. to have no influence on someone; to fail to convince someone. I don't care who you are. It cuts no ice with me. So you're the mayor's daughter. It still cuts no ice.
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cut no ice

Have no effect, make no impression, as in That excuse cuts no ice with me. This term predates modern refrigeration, when ice was obtained by cutting it from a large block with a sharp tool. [Late 1800s]
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cut no ice

COMMON If you say that something cuts no ice with you, you mean that you are not impressed or influenced by it. Statistics cut no ice with anyone scared of going up in the air in a plane. Note: Words such as little, much, or any can be used instead of no. He won the Nobel Peace Prize, but this cut little ice at home. Note: This expression refers to ice-skating. In order for the skater to move easily, the blades must be sharp so that they cut into the ice.
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cut no ice

have no influence or effect. informal
1973 Joyce Porter It's Murder with Dover MacGregor remembered…that logical argument didn't cut much ice with Dover and he abandoned it.
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cut no ˈice (with somebody)

not impress or influence somebody: Her aggressive manner may be very useful at work, but it cuts no ice with me.Public protests don’t cut much ice with this government.
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cut no ice

verb
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cut no ice

To make no effect or impression: an objection that cut no ice with management.
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