cut loose

Meaning(s)

1. separate yourself from or remove someone/something

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my boss cut me loose

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The phrasal verb to cut loose means to free yourself from a particular person system or group. To cut loose also mean to act without being influenced by others or controlled by rules or restraints.

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  1. I can't believe my boss cut me loose like that! I was never late and my work was always of a high standard.
  2. Adam is becoming a bit of a liability. I think we're going to have to consider cutting him loose.

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  1. Took me a long time to cut loose from the organisation but their politics were making me uncomfortable and it was time to leave.
  2. My ex-girlfriend regularly accused me of cheating on her and seeing other women so it was time to cut her loose.

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heads will roll

2. behave in an uninhibited manner

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don't be uptight, just cut loose!

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To cut loose can mean to act without being influenced by others or controlled by rules or restraints and to have fun. The phrasal verb to cut loose can also mean to free yourself from a particular person system or group. 

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  1. Stop being so uptight and anxious. You're on holiday - just cut loose!
  2. I have been following my diet really strictly but I think this weekend I'm going to cut loose and eat whatever I want.

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  1. The event provides an opportunity for like-minded professionals to cut loose and socialise together.
  2. Being a member of a golf club is not only an opportunity to cut loose but many important deals have been discussed over a round of golf.

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