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Difference between Cut the knot and Tie the knot

cut the knotfind the solution to a problem by a single decisive action:

  • He had cut the knot, by-passing all preliminaries.

tie the knot—(coll.)

1. get married:

  • Diane and Bill tied the knot yesterday in front of family and friends.

2. perform a wedding ceremony:

  • It only took a few minutes for the ship’s captain to tie the knot.