cut an figure


cut an figure
cut an [interesting/ridiculous/unusual etc.] figure if someone cuts an interesting, ridiculous, unusual etc. figure, they seem interesting, ridiculous, unusual etc..

My Russian uncle cut an unusual figure among the very British audience.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • cut a figure — To make a bold impression through one s appearance • • • Main Entry: ↑figure * * * cut a figure ◇ If you cut a fine/dashing/heroic (etc.) figure, you look very good and impressive. He cut a fine figure in his officer s uniform. • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut a … figure — cut a… ˈfigure idiom (of a person) to have a particular appearance • He cut a striking figure in his white dinner jacket. Main entry: ↑figureidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut a figure — to create an image. Wielding a knife and covered in blood, the actress cut a figure that was terrifying. Usage notes: usually used with an adjective before figure: He was tall and slim and cut a handsome figure …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut an ... figure — cut an [interesting/ridiculous/unusual etc.] figure if someone cuts an interesting, ridiculous, unusual etc. figure, they seem interesting, ridiculous, unusual etc.. My Russian uncle cut an unusual figure among the very British audience …   New idioms dictionary

  • cut a figure — idi to give a certain impression of oneself: to cut a distinguished figure[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • cut a - figure — present oneself or appear in a particular way David has cut a dashing figure on the international social scene …   Useful english dictionary

  • cut a figure — {v. phr.} To make a favorable impression; carry off an activity with dignity and grace. * /With his handsome face and sporty figure, Harry cuts quite a figure with all the ladies./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut a figure — {v. phr.} To make a favorable impression; carry off an activity with dignity and grace. * /With his handsome face and sporty figure, Harry cuts quite a figure with all the ladies./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut\ a\ figure — v. phr. To make a favorable impression; carry off an activity with dignity and grace. With his handsome face and sporty figure, Harry cuts quite a figure with all the ladies …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut a figure — See cut a dash …   New dictionary of synonyms


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