Idiom of the week – Cut it/that out
Posted by englishlessons on February 17, 2014
stop doing something that is annoying
He kept whistling a tune while she was trying to work, so she asked him to cut it out.
The children were arguing, and the teacher told them to cut that out.
Picture taking a pair of scissors to a piece of paper and cutting out or eliminating one section.
Note that “cut it out” is a phrasal verb. Phrasal verbs are included on the TOEFL® test as they are so frequent in English.
Improve your fluency in English. Check out all 17 English Language Training Programs from AmEnglish.com