(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. angle; nook, niche; control, monopoly; predicament; tight spot. See angularity, possession, difficulty.
- cut corners
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A projecting edge]
Syn. ridge, sharp edge, projection, angle; see edge 1 , rim .
2. [A recess]
Syn. niche, nook, indentation; see hole 2 , recess 2 .
3. [A sharp turn]
Syn. bend, veer, shift; see curve 1 , turn 2 .
4. [The angle made where ways intersect]
Syn. fork, branch, V, Y, intersection, junction, four corners, cloverleaf; see also crossing 1 , junction 2 .
5. [*Difficulty]
Syn. predicament, impasse, tight spot, hole*; see difficulty 1 , 2 , predicament .
6. [A monopoly]
Syn. control, edge, monopolization; see monopoly .
See Synonym Study at monopoly .
around the corner,
Syn. imminent, near, close, impending; see approaching , coming 1 , convenient 2 , imminent , near 1 .
cut corners,
Syn. cut back, cut down, take a shortcut; see decrease 2 , economize , neglect 2 .
the (four) corners of the earth,
Syn. all over the world, worldwide, the most distant regions; see everywhere .
turn the corner,
Syn. survive, bear up, pull through*; see endure 2 , recover 3 .
Syn. trap, bring to bay, drive into a corner, tree*; see ambush , approach 1 , catch 1 , 2 , hinder .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. bend crook, angle, convergence, intersection, junction, juncture.
2. predicament *pickle, *jam, *squeeze, tight spot, impasse.
trap, back into, catch, bring to bay.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A difficult, often embarrassing situation or condition: box1, deep water, difficulty, dilemma, Dutch, fix, hole, hot spot, hot water, jam, plight1, predicament, quagmire, scrape, soup, trouble. Informal: bind, pickle, spot. See EASY. 2. Exclusive control or possession: monopoly. See CONTROL, OWNED.

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