Friday, 3 October 2014

Did you know…?

…that ‘cut to the chase’ came from the silent films in the 1920s. The films would almost always end with a chase scene, preceded by obligatory romantic storylines. According to The Phrase Finder, this phrase was written in Joseph Patrick Mcevoy's novel Hollywood Girl, 1929, as a script direction.

Today it means getting to the point, leaving out all of the unnecessary details.

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