English version

cut a corner

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut a cornercut a cornerCROSSto go across the corner of something, especially a road, instead of staying next to the edges corner
Examples from the Corpus
cut a cornerIf it's rough, the manufacturer has cut corners by not sealing the back edge.If I cut corners, I have something left on Saturday to go shopping with.People cut corners, creating new tracks and damaging the land.Men working on the site complained of pressure to cut corners to save time on the delayed project.I want something deeper than the stuff you usually do for me, so don't look for ways to cut corners.If we cut the corner too tight, the trailer will hit the fence.Operators who cut corners will get a licence for only 12 years.
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