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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To shoot one's cuffs is quintessentially British; the act of briskly extending an arm, grasping one's shirt cuff from under one's jacket sleeve and yankin' it into proper position, rapidly followed by shooting the other cuff.