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do something the cheapest or easiest way

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In order to steal a march on bloggers and tweeters, they might be tempted to cut corners, to break or at least bend the law to obtain information for stories or to infringe privacy improperly to the same end," he said.
Mr Sekhon added: "Landlords have legal obligations, such as gas certificates and EPCs, but some think they can cut corners with references.
You can cut corners for whitetails on almost any property you hunt.
Vague rules, the lack of enforcement and the prospect of more money will always provide a temptation for some people to take chances or cut corners.
Here are a few of the ways you may be tempted to cut corners, as well as the consequences, but keep in mind that this list doesn't cover every situation.
When a developer is under pressure, they tend to cut corners and their subcontractors tend to cut corners," Breitkopf said.
However, speaking at The Landlord and Buy to Let Show at the weekend, ARLA Head of Operations, Ian Potter, said, "We are still worried that some landlords may try to cut corners and not comply with legislation covering safety and the protection of tenancy deposits.
The supermarket chain make hugeprofits every year, so they have no excuse to cut corners.
When states do try to cut corners by holding down some more visible direct costs, less obvious indirect costs balloon--as has occurred following government price controls for countless centuries.
This will mean that staff will have to cut corners at the expense of customer services.
Smaller firms don't have the resources, so they have to cut corners.
Sometimes, it's a lot better to cut corners than get crazy.
In 2003, 42% of business decision makers thought CPAs were "willing to cut corners for clients"--it dropped to 29% in this latest research.
Some of them I feel really happy about, and sometimes we've cut corners that we're not so comfortable with.
And although major building repairs such as new roofs, rising damp and dry rot cost thousands of pounds to correct, 40 per cent of under-thirties also cut corners on buildings insurance.