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cut a (wide) swath

1. To garner attention. Cindy is such a talented designer that I'm sure her gowns will cut a swath in the fashion world.
2. To cause a lot of damage or suffering in a specific area or population. It seems that the high winds cut a wide swath through our neighborhood last night, blowing down trees and power lines on nearly every street. Severe malnourishment has certainly cut a swath through this part of the globe.
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cut a swath through (something)

To cause a lot of damage or suffering in a specific area or population. It seems that the high winds cut a swath through our neighborhood last night, blowing down trees and power lines on nearly every street. Severe malnourishment has certainly cut a swath through this part of the globe.
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cut a wide swath

 and cut a big swath
to seem important; to attract a lot of attention. In social matters, Mrs. Smith cuts a wide swath. Bob cuts a big swath whenever he appears in his military uniform.
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cut a wide swath

Draw a lot of attention, make a considerable display, as in Although he was new to the company, he cut a wide swath. This metaphoric use of making a big sweep of the scythe in cutting grass survives despite the mechanization of farming and the declining use of the noun swath. [Mid-1800s]
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cut a wide swath

To make a big display; draw much attention.
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En el turismo de cruceros, donde la mayoria de los navios se ve impedida a ingresar a las bahias, haciendo que el traslado del buque a la costa via el uso de unidades pequenas se convierta en experiencia traumatica, ante lo cual el SWATH seria el taxi ideal para los paseantes, que deseen ir y venir hacia y desde la costa;
The multibeam ScanSAR may be adopted for future spaceborne high resolution ultra wide swath imaging, since it achieves the HRWS imaging capacity better than conventional multichannel ScanSAR under the same condition.
The results show that the proposed MoCo has better accuracy for the targets at the edge of the swath than the conventional sub-aperture approach, which means consistent focusing quality all over the imaging region.
Swath grazing also helps farmers by eliminating the need to remove and store manure from winter cattle corrals.
A sling and swath might be too big for a small child with a clavicle fracture.
The swath selection is partially automated by a tool developed by the CSA called SPA that identifies the available swaths for each beam by plotting the footprint along the spacecraft orbit.
Each HRG operates along a 60 m swath for off-track imaging of [+ or -]420 km ([+ or -]27[degrees]).
Compare the relative merits of a wide 60km swath width for 2.
Instruments suspended beneath the balloon made close to one billion measurements of the tiny variations in the temperature of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) across a wide swath of the sky.
According to the state transportation department, cutting a swath through the park is the only viable way to relieve urban congestion and to make way for a future light-rail system.
Navy unveiled its Sea Shadow stealth surface ship, a $50 million technology-demonstration platform designed to permit testing of new radar-evading stealth technology, high-stability SWATH (small waterplane twln-hull) ship design, crew automation, and other advanced naval concepts.
But the clincher was when I rode on the Navy SWATH ship," he says.
Collaboration with National Medal of Science award winner to accelerate development of new analytical strategies for proteomics mass spectrometry using "game-changing" SWATH technology
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Maximum swath width is 87 percent of the cutting width for quick, uniform dry down.