cut\ across


cut\ across
v
1. To cross or go through instead of going around; go a short way.

John didn't want to walk to the corner and turn, so he cut across the yard to the next street.

2. To go beyond to include; stretch over to act on; affect.

The love for reading cuts across all classes of people, rich and poor.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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