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. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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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 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 — See cut a dash …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • cut a figure —  Make an impression …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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