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He was trying to curry ......... with his boss by being the first one in the office every day.

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"I love to go with George to bars that play country dance music. He sure can cut a .........," Jessica told Helen.

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I bought a Japanese-made car because I believe that they are a ......... above their American-made counterparts.

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For Jim, the issue was pretty cut and .........: "Cooking the books is stealing, no matter how you put it".

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The boss didn't think too highly of the new employee. He was lazy and cut ......... whenever possible.

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"Wow, Jim, you'd better start working on your articles sooner. You cut your deadline pretty ......... this week," Emma said.

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The deadline's too near to include all the boss's statistics, but if I'm late on my project I will get in trouble too. It's like cutting off my nose to spite my ..........

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"I wish my boss would cut me some .......... I already have too much work to do and I even take work home — but it's never enough," Mary complained to Chris.

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"Good job, Chris. You really cut the Gordian ......... with your solution. You solved a complex problem with a simple, easy fix," his boss said.

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I bought a Harbor Freight electric drill, but it just doesn't cut the .......... It doesn't have enough power, and the battery dies quickly.

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