Have you ever used “Cut to the Chase?”
How we use it: Get to the point.
The origin: The silent film era scripted this saying. In the early days of cinema, movies sometimes had overly lovey-dovey plots, all leading up to a thrilling ending that usually involved a chase scene. Directors would say “cut to the chase,” literally asking to cut to the ending action sequence. The saying became shorthand in Hollywood for getting straight to the film’s point, before the phrase made its way into millions of households.