More 'World Cup' English vocabulary "Make the cut"

Yesterday we learned the meaning of qualify. Today I want to teach you an idiom with the same meaning. 

Please look at the following example:

A: "Will Canada be in the 2014 FIFA World Cup?"
B: "No. Canada didn't make the cut again this year."


Athletes train many hours a day so they can make the cut for the Olympics.

You can guess the meaning from these sentences and from yesterday's post. Make the cut means to qualify for a team or a competition. Here are a few headlines with this idiom. Click the images for the full articles:


Women battle to make the cut as top chefs


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