What is the etymology of the saying "cut to the chase"?

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    whatucposted 7 years ago

    What is the etymology of the saying "cut to the chase"?

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    Rosemary Banksposted 7 years ago

    Stop trying to evade the answer to a question talking on and on but they really aren't saying much of anything and just answer it. Or stop giving a speech when you can answer a question in a few words or a sentence.

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    Jaggedfrostposted 7 years ago

    It is a film term.  It refers to moving the audience to the most exciting and worth watching part of the movie.  When you tell someone, "cut to the chase."  you are telling them that you don't want to listen to the preamble and wish them to get to the point.

 
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