• When someone says cut it out, it means to stop doing what one is doing.

  • To stop being annoying, irritating, or bothersome.

  • Spoken as a direct command or order.

1. Jamie stop bothering your sister. Cut it out!

 

2. Making jokes in front of my boss is so funny but yesterday he told me to cut it out.

 

3. If you’re fooling around with liquids in the garage, you’d better cut it out.

 

4. A: What’s that thing behind you? It’s hideous! Run!!

B: Cut it out! You’re scaring me!

back off, break off, call it quits, come to an end, desist, fail, give it up, halt, knock it off, refrain, terminate, quit

Do more harm than good

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Do the unthinkable

To do the unthinkable means to do something unexpected. Impossible to imagine; inconceivable. Unreasonable; improbable; not to be considered; out of the question. 1. This store is doing the unthinkable and making their products more affordable. 2. Skateboarding isn't...

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Drop something like a hot potato

To drop someone/something like a hot potato means to disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly. To discontinue; to get rid of very quickly. To quickly stop being involved with someone/something. 1. I dropped the idea like a hot potato because my boss...

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