Please Cut to the Chase
You’ve probably used this phrase, but did you know its origin?
This phrase means to stop wasting time and get to the point. So, I’ll do that very thing and tell you it originated in the film industry. Most adventure films have some sort of romantic storyline, which slows down the action. The film will also almost certainly have a chase scene involving anything from horse drawn chariots to spaceships and for many this chase is the highlight, so whenever it seems that the film might be dragging, the editor simply cuts to the chase.