cut it fine

Cut it fine
If you cut it fine, you only just manage to do something- at the very last moment. 'Cut things fine' is the same. 'Cut it a bit fine' is a common variation.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • cut it fine — To take risks by leaving insufficient margin for error • • • Main Entry: ↑cut cut it fine To do something with little time or space to spare • • • Main Entry: ↑fine * * * cut it fine british informal phrase to …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut it fine — ► cut it fine allow a very small margin of time. Main Entry: ↑fine …   English terms dictionary

  • cut it fine —    If you cut it fine, you only just manage to do something at the very last moment. Cut things fine is the same. Cut it a bit fine is a common variation.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Cut it fine —   If you cut it fine, you only just manage to do something at the very last moment.    Cut things fine is the same.    Cut it a bit fine is a common variation …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • cut it fine — cut it/things fine INFORMAL ► to leave very little, or not enough, time to do something: »It s two o clock now, so you re cutting it fine if you need to be at the airport by three. Main Entry: ↑cut …   Financial and business terms

  • cut things fine — cut it/things fine INFORMAL ► to leave very little, or not enough, time to do something: »It s two o clock now, so you re cutting it fine if you need to be at the airport by three. Main Entry: ↑cut …   Financial and business terms

  • cut it fine — cut it/things fine to only leave yourself just enough time to do something. Only allowing half an hour to get from the station to the airport is cutting it fine, isn t it? …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut things fine — cut it/things fine to only leave yourself just enough time to do something. Only allowing half an hour to get from the station to the airport is cutting it fine, isn t it? …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut things fine — cut it/things ˈfine idiom (informal) to leave yourself just enough time to do sth • If we don t leave till after lunch we ll be cutting it very fine. Main entry: ↑fineidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut it fine — British informal to give yourself only a very short amount of time to do something He left the hotel at 9 am, which was cutting it fine for his 9.15 meeting …   English dictionary

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