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.
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To borrow from an old maritime assessment, you may have had the bad luck to connect with a short string of recruiting professionals who didn't like "the cut of your jib.
YOU may have noticed that may have noticed that someone likes the cut of your jib someone likes the cut of your jib but are you really ready to go but are you really ready to go into full sail any time soon?
Okay, they can't wield a belt in anger, now, but they'll correct your grammar if they don't like the cut of your jib.
From the end of September, while Hank, Mary-Lou and Hank Jr are allowed to walk through our ports of entry with scarcely a nod, British tourists to the US will be fingerprinted, digitally photographed and, should they question the cut of your jib, undergo the sort of rigorous questioning reserved for criminals.
Benevolent if it liked the cut of your jib, brutal if it didn't.