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08 / 02 / 2007

STOP: CUT IT OUT!: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we look at a few more informal expressions that we use to tell people to stop doing something.

Today's expression is
: cut it out! (spoken/informal)

It is used: to tell somebody to stop making noise or to stop doing something that is annoying you.

Example 1:
I'm tired of listening to you kids argue. Cut it out!

Example 2:
They were talking and making noise during the film, so I told them to cut it out.

Besides knock it off or cut it out, we sometimes say quit it or stop it. All of these expressions are informal and used in oral English.

Example 3:
I'm tired of listening to your singing. Would you quit it please!

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