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 for cut to the chase
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chase \Chase\, n. [Cf. F. chasse, fr. chasser. See Chase, v.]
     1. Vehement pursuit for the purpose of killing or capturing,
        as of an enemy, or game; an earnest seeking after any
        object greatly desired; the act or habit of hunting; a
        hunt. "This mad chase of fame." --Dryden.
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              You see this chase is hotly followed. --Shak.
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     2. That which is pursued or hunted.
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              Nay, Warwick, seek thee out some other chase,
              For I myself must hunt this deer to death. --Shak.
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     3. An open hunting ground to which game resorts, and which is
        private properly, thus differing from a forest, which is
        not private property, and from a park, which is inclosed.
        Sometimes written chace. [Eng.]
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     4. (Court Tennis) A division of the floor of a gallery,
        marked by a figure or otherwise; the spot where a ball
        falls, and between which and the dedans the adversary must
        drive his ball in order to gain a point.
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     Chase gun (Naut.), a cannon placed at the bow or stern of
        an armed vessel, and used when pursuing an enemy, or in
        defending the vessel when pursued.
  
     Chase port (Naut.), a porthole from which a chase gun is
        fired.
  
     Stern chase (Naut.), a chase in which the pursuing vessel
        follows directly in the wake of the vessel pursued.
  
     cut to the chase (Film), a term used in action movies
        meaning, to shift the scene to the most exciting part,
        where someone is being chased. It is used metaphorically
        to mean "get to the main point".
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