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it cuts no ice #1 (permalink) Tue Sep 14, 2010 16:17 pm   it cuts no ice
 

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ESL/EFL Test #329 "English Slang Idioms (50)", question 4

"I know that you want to change that regulation, but your way of going about it cuts no .........," the activist said.

(a) tape
(b) rug
(c) line
(d) ice

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #329 "English Slang Idioms (50)", answer 4

"I know that you want to change that regulation, but your way of going about it cuts no ice," the activist said.

Correct answer: (d) ice

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Does to cut no ice mean that it doesn't get on well,that's to say,it doesn't fare well?
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it cuts no ice #2 (permalink) Tue Sep 14, 2010 17:35 pm   it cuts no ice
 

It means it makes no difference. His way of going about things has no influence on the regulation that is in place.
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question 4. #3 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2010 20:59 pm   question 4.
 

Hi Bz,

Can I interpret 'cut no ice ' = it has no effect or impression on somebody.
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it cuts no ice #4 (permalink) Wed Dec 29, 2010 23:52 pm   it cuts no ice
 

You can, yes, Kati.
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