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    cuts into your day.

    Jim is cooking for a party tonight, and Mel is asking the progress.
    What does "cut into something" mean? The translation goes "something can make you have a hard time", but I'm not sure of it.

    Jim- All right! Everything's in. Salad's almost done.
    Mel- How did this happen?
    Jim- You mean this insane mad dash at the last minute? That's the problem with having a dinner party on a week night.
    Mel- It is amazing how much work really cuts into your day. But you know what, this kind of chaos is exactly what Holly thrived on.

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    Re: cuts into your day.

    It means that it reduces the time you have left to do things that matter to you.

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