cut to the chase

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"Let's cut to the chase, okay? What are you guys selling? "


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cut to the chase
Get to the point, get on with it, as in We don't have time to go into that, so let's cut to the chase. This usage alludes to editing (cutting) film so as to get to the exciting chase scene in a motion picture. [Slang; 1920s]

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