(the) cut and thrust of something


(the) cut and thrust of something
the cut and thrust of (something) lively discussion or activity.

James enjoys the cut and thrust of debating.


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  • (the) cut and thrust (of something) — the cut and thrust (of something) british phrase the lively or determined way in which something is done He enjoys the cut and thrust of political life. Thesaurus: quality of being interesting, exciting or livelysynonym Main entry: cut * * * the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) cut and thrust of — the cut and thrust of (something) lively discussion or activity. James enjoys the cut and thrust of debating …   New idioms dictionary

  • HISTORICAL SURVEY: THE STATE AND ITS ANTECEDENTS (1880–2006) — Introduction It took the new Jewish nation about 70 years to emerge as the State of Israel. The immediate stimulus that initiated the modern return to Zion was the disappointment, in the last quarter of the 19th century, of the expectation that… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • cut — cut1 W1S1 [kʌt] v past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(reduce)¦ 2¦(divide something with a knife, scissors etc)¦ 3¦(make something shorter with a knife etc)¦ 4¦(remove parts from film etc)¦ 5¦(make a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — I UK [kʌt] / US verb Word forms cut : present tense I/you/we/they cut he/she/it cuts present participle cutting past tense cut past participle cut *** 1) [transitive] to use a knife, pair of scissors, or other sharp tool to divide something into… …   English dictionary

  • cut — cut1 [ kʌt ] (past tense and past participle cut) verb *** ▸ 1 use knife/sharp tool ▸ 2 have ability to cut ▸ 3 injure part of body ▸ 4 reduce/lower ▸ 5 on computer ▸ 6 stop something moving/working ▸ 7 make something shorter ▸ 8 divide playing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thrust — thrust1 [ θrʌst ] (past tense and past participle thrust) verb ** 1. ) transitive thrust something into/through/toward/under something to put something somewhere with a quick hard push: He thrust a microphone under her nose. The man thrust his… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cut — adjective make or design (a garment) in a particular way: → cut cut verb (cutting; past and past participle cut) 1》 make an opening, incision, or wound in (something) with a sharp tool or object. 2》 remove (something) from something larger by… …   English new terms dictionary

  • cut — 1 /kVt/ verb past tense and past participle cut present participle cutting 1 DIVIDE WITH KNIFE ETC (T) to divide something into two or more pieces using a sharp tool such as a knife: Do you want me to cut the cake? | The thieves had cut the phone …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cut — [[t]kʌ̱t[/t]] ♦ cuts, cutting (The form cut is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) VERB If you cut something, you use a knife or a similar tool to divide it into pieces, or to mark it or damage it. If you cut… …   English dictionary