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Cut the Mustard

To comply with the requirements or handle a job in a perfect manner

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  • It is an American expression that became popular in the 19th century. This expression has no specific background, but it appeared in a newspaper in the form of a simple sentence. People say that the expression was changed and used in this form for different reasons. It is now used by a few writers to describe someone’s capability.
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The newly released movie is cutting the mustard, as it is doing quite well at the box office and the house is full every day.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Cut the Mustard':

cut the mustardTo suffice; to be good or effective enough.
cut the mustardan assessment or opinion as to one's ability to meet the requirements of the challenge, job, or situation at hand.
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