One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Someone's appearance or demeanor.
- ‘I like the cut of her jib.’
- ‘You can tell a man's character by the cut of his jib.’
- ‘If I like the cut of his jib, I will flash him a grin.’
- ‘I have no idea what he is talking about, but dammit, I like the cut of his jib.’
- ‘I like the cut of your jib, son.’
- ‘He liked the cut of my jib, and I also went out of my way to prove myself as an intrepid reporter.’
- ‘Sir, I like the cut of your jib.’
- ‘He is reputedly a fan of Western films and, going by the cut of his jib, country-and-western music.’
- ‘It's easy to see why the Grammy guardians liked the cut of her jib.’
- ‘Reservations have to be made on an answer phone and when and only when they like the cut of your jib will they return your call confirming entry!’
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