English version

cut corners

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcut cornerscut cornersSPEND MONEYto save time, money, or energy by doing things quickly and not as carefully as you should Don’t try to cut corners when you’re decorating. corner
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cut cornersIf 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.One airline was accused of cutting corners on safety.The agency accused the airline of cutting corners on safety.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.Operators who cut corners will get a licence for only 12 years.
cut cornerscut cornersFAST/QUICKto do something in a way that saves time, effort, or money, but that also results in it not being done properly There’s a temptation to cut corners when you’re pushed for time, but it’s not worth it. cut
Examples from the Corpus
cut cornersI want something deeper than the stuff you usually do for me, so don't look for ways to cut corners.If it's rough, the manufacturer has cut corners by not sealing the back edge.People cut corners, creating new tracks and damaging the land.If I cut corners, I have something left on Saturday to go shopping with.Men working on the site complained of pressure to cut corners to save time on the delayed project.Operators who cut corners will get a licence for only 12 years.
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