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 Cut Away.Cut it Short. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cut Capers (To).
To act in an unusual manner.   1
        “The quietest fellows are forced to fight for their status quo, and sometimes to cut capers like the rest.”—Le Fanu: The House in the Churchyard, p. 143.
   To cut capers (in dancing) is to spring upwards, and rapidly interlace one foot with the other.   2
   Cut your capers! Be off with you!   3
   I’ll make him cut his capers, i.e. rue his conduct.   4

 Cut Away.Cut it Short. 


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