cut a figure(redirected from cut an [interesting 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.
cut a — figurepresent yourself or appear in a particular way.
1994 Vanity Fair David has cut a dashing figure on the international social scene.