One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Present oneself or appear in a particular way.‘David has cut a dashing figure on the international social scene’
- ‘Aidan cut a dashing figure in his black tuxedo and emerald green cummerbund.’
- ‘Yet he is reasonably photogenic, cutting a dapper figure in a Western business suit.’
- ‘Dressed in a spectacular brown, black and yellow Paisley patterned shirt, Mandela cut a dashing figure next to Sophie who chose a stylish powder-blue dress with low-heeled brown court shoes.’
- ‘The government has not realised that it is cutting a sorry figure by ignoring its capital.’
- ‘The bride is beautiful in her white dress, the groom cuts a dashing figure in his tuxedo, most everybody else looks quite fancy.’
- ‘Even before her de-mobilisation, the Avon Lady was already cutting a nostalgic figure.’
- ‘She speaks softly but intently, cutting a striking figure in black knee-length boots with her prominent features framed by jet black hair.’
- ‘Tall, blond and muscular, he cut a dashing figure and was nicknamed ‘Doc’ because of his striking resemblance to the pulp magazine hero Doc Savage.’
- ‘Does he cut a dashing figure against the grey landscape of drab suits?’
- ‘Petite and athletic, she cuts an attractive figure among the lads at the Fighting Cocks’
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