1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“We cut it in this little hotel in the middle of the woods.”
- Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger on the new song he recorded with Bono from U2. (Rolling Stone)
1. Definition - Study the definition.
to record; a recording
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
Cut is a word that can mean a lot of things. In addition to the usual uses of the word, cutting someone’s hair, or getting cut in your skin from something sharp, directors yell “Cut! That’s a wrap!” when they’re done filming a movie and kids cut class all the time to go make trouble.
What Mick Jagger is talking about is a musical use of the word cut. When you record a song, you can say you cut it. What you produced is a cut. As you can see, in music, cut is both a noun and a verb.
Jagger met up with Bono at a small hotel in the middle of nowhere to cut a song together. A hotel in the woods is an unusual place to record a song, but it was the only place Jagger and Bono could meet up.
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
“That’s a great cut, man. I haven’t heard something like that for years.”
“We’re going to have to cut the record at night because the studio costs less that way.”