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cut it out! | cut that out!

INFORMAL
This page is about the conversational phrase cut it out! | cut that out!

Meaning

You can use this to tell someone to stop doing something that's annoying or upsetting you.

For example

  • The kids were shouting, so I said, "Cut it out, will you? I'm trying to hear the news."

  • Barry started gently caressing his wife. "Cut that out!" she snapped, "I'm not in the mood."

Quick Quiz

Suzie said, "Cut that out, you two!" because her kids

a. were sewing

b. were fighting

c. were sleeping

Contributor: Matt Errey