Definition: have no influence or effect
Sentence example: There are government policies and programmes to promote active ageing and full economic integration into society for seniors. However, so long as the authorities do not make it compulsory to re-employ workers up to the age of 67, their recommendations will cut no ice with employers. In fact, because of age discrimination, many perfectly healthy older workers feel they have been forced by circumstances into leaving the labour force.
The Power Memory Strategy:
- Cut no ice ⇒ cut no barrier ⇒ barrier remains ⇒ has not managed to influence