Hi there, I'm reading a piece of paragraphs in the novel and its meaning is way over my head. I'll try to provide you with as much infomation on the story as I possibly could to help:
I'm uncertain if the surrounding context above helps you understand what 'You cut it a bit thin' means in here. Though in earlier text in which Giordino was cutting away the ropes that bound his another friend, I don't think they have anything to do with each other. I'd assume Pitt meant to say he thought G's turning up was too late, in a joking manner. Am my thoguht right on the money?'He dead?'
Giordino shook his head. 'not quite. I thought it best if he lives. Maybe he can be persuaded to tell the police and FBI what he knows.'
'You cut it a bit thin, didn't you? Pitt said, with a tight grin.
Giordino looked at him and shrugged. 'I was on my way two seconds after I saw you get sandbagged, but I had to stop and take care of the guard outside the barn.'