like the cut of (one's) jib(redirected from we liked the cut of our jib)
like the cut of (one's) jib
To find one's general appearance, manner, mien, style, demeanor, or personality appealing or attractive. A reference to the jib sails of a boat (which denoted a ship's allegiance, and therefore its potential hostility). I like the cut of your jib—you've got a brazenness in business that's pretty rare these days. Sarah has a reputation of being very difficult to work with, but I've always gotten on really well with her. I guess I just like the cut of her jib.
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