shoot (one's) cuffs

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shoot (one's) cuffs

To flaunt something. Displaying one's ornate or elaborate cuffs was a common practice among medieval noblemen. I know you're happy about your promotion, but try not to shoot your cuffs, OK?
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shoot your cuffs

pull your shirt cuffs out to project beyond the cuffs of your jacket or coat.
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As the jury of eight women and four men were sworn in he brushed back his hair, shot his cuffs and straightened his tie as though preparing for a screen test.