cut a fine, poor, sorry, etc. figure

cut a figure

To convey a particular image. An adjective is often used between "a" and "figure." As the dog ran around while covered in a blanket, he cut a funny figure that entertained the kids.
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cut a fine figure

To look attractive and well-dressed. This phrase is often used to describe men. That gentleman sure cut a fine figure in his three-piece suit.
See also: cut, figure, fine

cut a poor figure

To appear in a way or make an impression that causes oneself to be regarded unfavorably by others. You'll cut a poor figure at the job interview if you wear jeans.
See also: cut, figure, poor

cut a sorry figure

To appear in a way or make an impression that causes oneself to be regarded unfavorably by others. You'll cut a sorry figure at the job interview if you wear jeans.
See also: cut, figure, sorry

cut a fine, poor, sorry, etc. ˈfigure

have a fine, etc. appearance: In his brand new uniform he cut a fine figure.
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