cut to the chase Informal
Meaning: If you tell someone to cut to the chase, you want them to get straight to the main point of what they are saying.
- I didn't have time to chat, so I told Ben to cut to the chase and just tell me what he wanted.
- He doesn't understand that in some countries small talk is expected, and you never cut to the chase and get straight down to business.
If you're in a meeting and someone says "let's cut to the chase", they don't want to waste time talking about