Serena Curatelli
Professional Teacher
The phrase “cut corners” means to do something in the easiest way by skipping important steps, in order to save time or money. Let’s take a look at these sentences: · “Cutting corners on employee safety will cost money in the long run.” · “Don’t cut corners when doing the project.” As you can notice in the examples above, you can either use the phrase with the preposition “on” + noun or the conjunction “when” + gerund. You might agree with me that doing things quickly in order to save time and effort will always lead to bad results and consequences. In fact, the phrase “cut corners” is generally used in business situations to complain about the negative outcomes of something that hasn’t been done the proper way. What about you? Under which circumstances would you recommend not to cut corners? I’d love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.
Nov 7, 2021 2:05 PM
Serena Curatelli
Language Skills
English, French, German, Italian
Learning Language