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    off cut

    Hello,

    We are fighting against the radical off cuts of a nation called Islam.

    What does "off cut" mean?

    Thanks for the answers

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    Re: off cut

    Where did you read this odd sentence?

    I imagine the author means that they are fighting a faction, or a part of Islam that was carved off. It's not a standard phrase.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: off cut

    not a teacher

    In my experience this is more usually written as one word "offcut" or hyphenated as "off-cut". It refers to the piece of waste material that is left over when a larger piece is cut, for example when trimming something to a particular size or shape. It's used for many different materials including timber, fabric, paper and meat. I agree with Barb that this is an unusual use of the term, perhaps the writer meant "offshoots".

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    Re: off cut

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Where did you read this odd sentence?
    It's from a movie.

    Thank you both

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