unkindest cut

unkindest cut

The worst insult, ultimate treachery, as in And then, the unkindest cut of all-my partner walks out on me just when the deal is about to go through . This expression was invented by Shakespeare in describing Julius Caesar's stabbing to death by his friends in Julius Caesar (3:2): "This was the most unkindest cut of all."
See also: cut, unkind
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Uhuru's recent chess game has forced everyone back to the drawing board, with NASA leaders, particularly Kalonzo, receiving the unkindest cut of all.
It was the unkindest cut of all for a woman that the writer himself recalled that Awo described as his 'jewel of inestimable value'.
But the unkindest cut of all may have come from three people who helped build Facebook in its early days.
Perhaps one of the most unkindest cut of all was delivered by Atambayev to Turkey.
Perhaps the unkindest cut of all for the miners came when, in the face of little or no compen- sation for victims and survivors of the shootings, a bonanza of possible benefits for the police force was announced by police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko at a separate occasion in Pretoria, a couple of hundred kilometres from Rustenburg.
The difference being that this time, the wound has come in the shape of an unkindest cut from a person who is very close to the 78-year-old corporate doyen.
Perhaps the unkindest cut of all for the miners came when, in the face of little or no compensation for victims and survivors of the shootings, a bonanza of possible benefits for the police force was announced by police minister Nkosinathi Nhleko at a separate occasion in Pretoria, a couple of hundred kilometres from Rustenburg.
In his essay, The Most Unkindest Cut of All (referring to the hell of the holocaust in World War II) he used Shakespeare's telling of Mark Anthony's speech to relate how Brutus destroyed Caesar, the man who "loved" him.
One more thing: some of us Africans like to give our dead relatives a decent send-off, and the "most unkindest cut of all" occurs when this worthy sentiment is exploited to fleece us.
Live It for Royal Ascot one life live it put on the playboy act to live up to his name ahead of the 7f handicap but knuckled down when John Egan asked him to keep his unbeaten record, although it will not save him from the unkindest cut as owner lee Man Bun will be racing him in Hong Kong next season.
And he may need to beat current world champion Gary Anderson to survive the unkindest cut in darts.
Not Cool" draws the unkindest cut of all: "No one involved with it should ever be allowed to work in the movies again.
But the unkindest cut of all is that the Tatmadaw going back to their earlier agreement.
That was the most unkindest cut of two that happened in the space of as many days.
This was the unkindest cut of all because the Swans are lame ducks away from home and were heading only one way - and that was down table.