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    Default cutting the opportunity

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    She's just not cutting the opportunity.

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    Default Re: cutting the opportunity

    I don't think you have given us a long enough sample of the context, because this is not a typical way to use "cutting". Do you mean she is not taking full advantage of the opportunity?

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    Default Re: cutting the opportunity

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerpaws View Post
    I don't think you have given us a long enough sample of the context, because this is not a typical way to use "cutting". Do you mean she is not taking full advantage of the opportunity?
    The coach of figure skating said that, when the girl didn't show anything special in her program. They were actually looking for another partner to Zack, figure-skater. Zack wanted her, and the coach didn't. He said that at the end of the conversation with Zack.

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    Default Re: cutting the opportunity

    I'm still not certain, but sometimes when we say someone is not "cutting it" it means that they are not good enough at doing something. This could be a British saying, so maybe someone else will have a more accurate answer.

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    Default Re: cutting the opportunity

    Quote Originally Posted by 8Julieth8 View Post
    What does this statement mean?

    She's just not cutting the opportunity.
    Quote Originally Posted by tigerpaws View Post
    I'm still not certain, but sometimes when we say someone is not "cutting it" it means that they are not good enough at doing something. This could be a British saying, so maybe someone else will have a more accurate answer.
    We do use "not cutting it" in BrE but "She's just not cutting the opportunity." is not BrE usage.

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