Cut to the Chase
Saying "cut to the chase" means stop wasting time and get to the point.

The phrase "cut to the chase" is believed to have originated in the American film industry. It is thought to have started during the silent film period where directors would signify enough of the dialogue and to cut to the literal chase, the action part of the movie. This would be a literal usage of the phrase with the more common figurative usage having begun to appear in the 1940s. A 1947 edition of the Berskshire Evening Eagle newspaper read: "Let's cut to the chase. There will be no tax relief this year."

The meaning of "cut to the chase" is quite similar to that of Beat Around the Bush.

Use Example - This meeting is endless. I wish they would just cut to the chase and let us know if there will be layoffs this year.

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