Example 1 Sarah: Hey Bella, do you want to go to Starbucks after school? Bella: I’d really like to but I want to save money for a new dress for the school dance so I need to cut corners. Lets get something to drink at my house instead. Sarah: Okay. Sounds good. Example 2 Susan: ( To co-worker ) Christine is a great friend but she’s difficult to work with, because she always tries to cut corners to get things done quickly. Sometimes I have to go back and redo her work to make sure its acceptable to the boss. Maria: That’s terrible! You should tell her not to do that again.
cut corners: this idiom can be found in LSI ‘s Level 4 Reading Horizons book