cut a fine figure

cut a fine figure

to look good; to look elegant. (Usually said of a male.) Tom really cuts a fine figure on the dance floor. Bill cuts a fine figure since he bought some new clothes.
See also: cut, figure, fine

cut a fine figure

  (British, American & Australian old-fashioned) also cut a dash (British old-fashioned)
if someone cuts a fine figure, people admire their appearance, usually because they are wearing attractive clothes Giles cut a fine figure in his black velvet suit. Lucy cut a dash in her purple satin ballgown.
See also: cut, figure, fine