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    Could you paraphrase or explain or say in other words the following sentence. Particularly the part in inverted commas:

    Tha fact that sir Thomas More was a martyr and a Great Mind did not "cut any ice" at all with him, Alan Grant.

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    Default Re: explanation

    "Doesn't cut [any] ice" is a polite way of saying the very vulgar American idiom "doesn't cut [any] sh*t."

    It means to have no force or importance at all.

    The fact that More was a martyr did not mean anything to Grant.

    "You may be a big shot at your school, but that doesn't cut sh*t around here."

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    Default Re: explanation

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    "Doesn't cut [any] ice" is a polite way of saying the very vulgar American idiom "doesn't cut [any] sh*t."
    It means to have no force or importance at all.
    The fact that More was a martyr did not mean anything to Grant.
    "You may be a big shot at your school, but that doesn't cut sh*t around here."
    Well, 'that doesn't cut any ice with me' is the original idiom though - referring to someone so useless or unimportant (to the person saying it) that they were unable to perform the basic task of cutting through ice on a lake to catch fish in cold weather.

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    Thank you very much for this detailed explanation!!!

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