cut a dash


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cut a dash

To have a striking, attractive, and elegant appearance (in one's style of clothes). Primarily heard in UK. Louise really cut a dash in her new dress at her sister's wedding. Some people find it strange to get so dressed up for everyday events, but I believe one should always try to cut a dash whenever possible.
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cut a dash

mainly BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone cuts a dash, they impress other people with their stylish appearance. His lawyer looks as though he would cut a dash on the hunting field. Tania cut a daring dash with a dress slashed almost to the waist.
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cut a dash

be stylish or impressive in your dress or behaviour.
As a noun, dash in the sense of ‘showy appearance’ is now found only in this expression, but this sense does also survive in the adjective dashing .
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cut a ˈdash

(British English) impress others by your elegant appearance or behaviour: She cuts quite a dash with her designer clothes and expensive car.
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