What does make the cut mean?


Idiom Meaning:

chosen to become part of the group (or team)


Examples of this Idiom in Movies & TV Shows:


Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

Time of Scene: ~01:23:50

Rayon: She looks great. I guess I didn’t make the cut.

Rayon’s Father: You made that choice yourself.

Rayon: It wasn’t a choice, Dad.

Rayon’s Father: What do you want, Raymond?

Rayon: Oh, I’m fine, thanks. And you? Long time no see.

Rayon’s Father: I suppose I should thank you for wearing men’s clothes and not embarrassing me.

Rayon: Are you ashamed of me? ‘Cause I hadn’t realized that.


Dexter “Practically Perfect” (2010)

Time of Scene: ~00:04:00

Debra Morgan: Then why are you so nervous?

Young Woman: Because I wasn’t expecting on getting these kinds of questions. I mean, you sound like a cop.

Debra Morgan: I am a cop. I work for Miami Metro Homicide.

Young Woman: Look, I don’t know what’s going on here. I came for a nanny job. I’m not, like, planning to kill the president.

Dexter Morgan: Harrison needs a nanny, and Deb insisted on running point. The way it’s going, I don’t think Mary Poppins would make the cut.


Power Rangers Samurai “Day Off” (2011)

Time of Scene: ~00:08:30

Dreadhead: Tarnation. Now, that’s a bit more like it. So let’s pretend that you’re blades of grass, and guess who’s gonna be the lawnmower. Let’s see who makes the cut.



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