English idioms : Fed up with cutting corners : The New Year is just around the corner. It’s time to shop around for bargains.
Suzan: Yeah, you’re right. Everything is sky-high nowadays and I’m fed up with cutting corners just to make ends meet.
Mary: Why don’t you cut down on smoking then?
Suzan: You may say I’m making excuses. But it does give me some solace.
Mary: Get out of here!
Around the corner: very near.
Shop around: to go to several shops before you decide what to buy.
Sky-high: very high.
To be fed up with: annoyed, unhappy, or bored, especially with a situation that has existed for a long time.
Cut corners: do something perfunctorily so as to save time or money.
Make ends meet: to have enough money to buy what you need to live.
Cut down on: to do or use less of something.
Make an excuse: to give a reason for doing something you shouldn't do.
Give solace: to help and comfort when you are feeling sad or worried.
Get out of here!: used to express disbelief.
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