cut\ eye\ teeth\ on

• cut (eye) teeth
• cut one's eye teeth on
v. phr.
1. To have teeth grow out through the gums.

The baby was cross because he was cutting teeth.

2. • informal cut (one's) eye teeth (on)
To learn something very early in life; gain experience; start by learning or doing. - Used with a possessive, usually used with "on".

The professional ball player cut his teeth on a baseball bat in the sandlots.

Mr. Jones's company is building the new Post Office in town but Mr. Jones cut his eye teeth as a carpenter.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • cut\ eye\ teeth — • cut (eye) teeth • cut one s eye teeth on v. phr. 1. To have teeth grow out through the gums. The baby was cross because he was cutting teeth. 2. • informal cut (one s) eye teeth (on) To learn something very early in life; gain experience; start …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut\ one's\ eye\ teeth\ on — • cut (eye) teeth • cut one s eye teeth on v. phr. 1. To have teeth grow out through the gums. The baby was cross because he was cutting teeth. 2. • informal cut (one s) eye teeth (on) To learn something very early in life; gain experience; start …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut one's eye teeth — 1. To cease to be a child 2. To become shrewd • • • Main Entry: ↑tooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye teeth — See: CUT ONE S EYE TEETH ON at CUT TEETH(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eye teeth — See: CUT ONE S EYE TEETH ON at CUT TEETH(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • eye\ teeth — See: cut one s eye teeth on at cut teeth(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut\ teeth — • cut (eye) teeth • cut one s eye teeth on v. phr. 1. To have teeth grow out through the gums. The baby was cross because he was cutting teeth. 2. • informal cut (one s) eye teeth (on) To learn something very early in life; gain experience; start …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut\ teeth\ on — • cut (eye) teeth • cut one s eye teeth on v. phr. 1. To have teeth grow out through the gums. The baby was cross because he was cutting teeth. 2. • informal cut (one s) eye teeth (on) To learn something very early in life; gain experience; start …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut teeth — {v. phr.} 1. To have teeth grow out through the gums. * /The baby was cross because he was cutting teeth./ 2. or[cut eye teeth] {informal} To learn something very early in life; gain experience; start by learning or doing. Used with a possessive …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut teeth — {v. phr.} 1. To have teeth grow out through the gums. * /The baby was cross because he was cutting teeth./ 2. or[cut eye teeth] {informal} To learn something very early in life; gain experience; start by learning or doing. Used with a possessive …   Dictionary of American idioms

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