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#1 2012-09-29 22:58:03

burred
Eggcornista
From: Montreal
Registered: 2008-03-17
Posts: 975

Cut to the "choice" for "chase"

“Andrew (yet another one)” over on Language Log, June 19, 2012 @ 8:13 am stumbled upon a select eggcorn that deserves recognition here: cut to the choice. It’s used to mean “get to the meat of it”, “get to the point”, and sometimes “get to the best part”. Like cut to the chase.

We get through the meandering sooner and cut to the choice a lot faster than we previously have.
http://www.influence-integrity.com/testimonials.htm

hey alright to cut to the choice i really like this one kid that i meet at my work
http://www.advicenators.com/qview.php?q=359064

To cut to the choice, the adventure goes like this:
SF online

So, I’ll cut to the choice. We won again on Sunday.
http://lifeaftermastermind.blogspot.ca/ … izzes.html

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#2 2015-03-19 23:42:53

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1251

Re: Cut to the "choice" for "chase"

Anyways, let’s cut to the chest and here we go
http://masweetfolie.com/my-very-first-look/

Let me cut to the chest. I am looking for an Android phone
http://thisbeast.com/is-nexus-5-somethi … ally-want/

We have “Been There Done That” and by definition let me cut to the chest.
pickuplinecentral.com/what-to-say-to-a-girl-on-a-movie-date/

(I’d think that would not be the thing to say to a girl on a movie date.) Cutting to the chest would certainly mean getting to the heart of the matter without further adieu.

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#3 2015-03-20 18:38:30

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 871

Re: Cut to the "choice" for "chase"

O yes, what we need is brevity.

Waiting line to log in. I assume they want to curt to the chase and axe a huge number of servers and cram the reamining players into a handful …

On the other hand, tedium has its uses.

Let’s now cut to the chess and give an estimated figure to answer the question how much does invisalign cost in New York. The specialized and …

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#4 2015-03-20 20:27:20

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1251

Re: Cut to the "choice" for "chase"

Please take your chair and we’ll cut to the …

Hi, first post here. Not exactly sure where to post this but seemed like the best area that I could find. Anyway I’ll cut to the chaise.
Computer woes

ok lets cut to the chaise….. i am really looking for something i can do and i dont wanna waste your time or mine. :)
Mom Café

You will find here some of the finest psytrance tunes out there. Cut to the chaise, Mainstage Records pulls out their top guns with this compilation, so buckle up and get ready for take off!
record blurb

In fact I have no idea what they might be thinking on this one. Forget all the preliminaries and get right to the relaxation?

And let us not forget this proper – or is it improper – variety: permit me to cut to the chaste.

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#5 2015-03-21 07:56:24

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 871

Re: Cut to the "choice" for "chase"

I’d forgotten that one, and I can see why. The atmosphere may have been a little less light-hearted in those days. More earnest, perhaps.
Leaving the chair, the unsullied and the upper torso, here’s a similar idiomatic misinterpretation, suggesting weary listeners impatiently awaiting a punchline:

To cut to the quip buy them when you see them would be my suggestion if the funds allow of course! Here in store at David Spruce we are still …

I cut to the quip and simply say that I’ve changed the brake and clutch reservoir pot lids with oberon billet in lieu of plastic…and that I’ve had the …

Oberon Billet car parts? A star of the silent screen, more like.

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