cut a figure
Definition of cut a figure
: to have a particular appearance He cut a fine/dashing figure in his officer's uniform.
Word by Word Definitions
: to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument
: to hurt the feelings of
: to strike sharply with a cutting effect
: a product of cutting: such as
: an opening made with an edged instrument
: a wound made by something sharp : gash
: marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature
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