cut of (one's) jib

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cut of (one's) jib

A person's general appearance, manner, mien, style, demeanor, or personality. A reference to the jib sails of a boat (which denoted a ship's allegiance, and therefore potential hostility), it is usually used in the phrase "like the cut of one's jib." I like the cut of your jib—you've got a brazenness in business that's pretty rare these days. I'm not sure why I don't get along with Sarah. I just don't like the cut of her jib.
See also: cut, jib, of
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Often, a claimant is punished because someone doesn't like the cut of their jib.
I am saying voters need to like the cut of their jib - and resembling a giblet doesn't cut it.
We like the cut of their jib and the 9/1 about them finishing as champions looks a decent price.
Chefs laboured away behind swing doors and were judged on the quality of their food rather than the cut of their jib, the hilarity of their soundbites or their ability to perform pseudo-sexual acts with spoons of chocolate mousse.
Not about the idea of killing for fun, but about the question of whether the majority really has the right to impose its will on quite substantial minorities just because it doesn't like the cut of their jib.
People can't beat up other people on their doorstep just because they don't like the cut of their jib.
We claim to have a well-educated population so if people back candidates because of the cut of their jib, that's their problem.
Well, I've got nothing against betting exchanges of any hue, but if Spreadfair want to start telling me that the people who bet on its exchange are better than me, then, to be frank, I'm not sure I like the cut of their jib.
No, what I like about the cut of their jib is their unflagging optimism.
This is someone who could quite easily turn potential owners away if he didn't take to the cut of their jib.