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    Cut no ice with

    Hello,

    Does the sentece sound natural?

    "Our little daughter dug her heels in and nobody colud cut any ice with her."

    Thanks.
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    #2

    Re: Cut no ice with

    It contains a typo -- can you spot it?

    "To cut any ice" sounds somewhat old-fashioned to me. I'm having trouble figuring out what the sentence is supposed to mean, so I guess it doesn't sound terribly natural to me.
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    Re: Cut no ice with

    No, Johny, it doesn't mean that. 'Cuts no ice with' means 'doesn't make any impression on'.
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    'When I took my little daughter's iPad off her she threw a tantrum, but it didn't cut any ice with me' (it didn't persuade me to give it back).

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    Re: Cut no ice with

    Vow, for a long time, I had been sure the idiom meant something else.

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    #5

    Re: Cut no ice with

    "Our little daughter dug her heels in and nobody could cut any ice with her."

    "Cuts no ice with" is contradictory and defiant. "That cuts no ice with me" means "I don't care what you think. I am right and you are wrong."

    "Cuts any ice" I have never heard.
    Last edited by probus; 28-Jan-2016 at 04:58.

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    Re: Cut no ice with

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    Vow, Wow! For a long time, I had been sure that idiom meant something else.
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