Edit or make cuts in (a manuscript, movie, or other work).
- I've been blue-pencilled by madmen, seriously deranged obsessives and fiends in human shape before now.
- Also, true excellence in writing will be quickly blue-penciled into oblivion.
- Before the web, when writing that became publicly available had first to pass under the watchful eye of a sub-editor, such formations would have been blue-pencilled into conventional forms.
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