(Make the Cut is an annoying business term and is just one of the 212 Most Annoying Business Phrases Managers Effuse, Confuse, and Overuse detailed in the hilarious must-have guide for every workplace: The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room. Available right now on Amazon.)
Make the Cut
If make the cut was used solely as it is when a high school basketball coach posts a list of those selected to the junior varsity team, it never would’ve made the cut for this book.
Unfortunately for everyone in your workplace, your annoying manager uses it to describe everything they like or dislike.
“Yeah, that sushi last night did not make the cut.”
“That new accountant sure does make the cut.”
“I’m not sure, but I don’t think our social media campaign will make the cut.”
Let’s see if we have these right: bad sushi, attractive accountant, underperforming marketing? Are we close? Will our analysis make the cut? Should we care?
Replacement phrases: Sorry, there are too many possible replacements given this one has taken on so many disparate meanings.
See also: Pass Muster
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