Cut a Dash
is an acrostic for cad.
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Definition of the verb Cut a Dash
What does Cut a Dash mean as a doing phrase?
- [idiomatic] To make a display of oneself; to give a conspicuous impression.
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Dictionary of Americanism (1848)
by John Russel Bartlett
TO CUT A DASH. In modern colloquial speech, to make a great show ; to make a figure.—Johnson. A fashionable or gaily dressed lady in walking the streets is often said to cut a dash. In Scotland, according to Dr. Jamieson, the phrase to cast ...
by Eric Partridge
cut a dash or shine or splash . To make a display, a notable figure; be very successful, prominent: resp. early C.18–20, C.19–20 (orig. U.S.) ...
A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
Cut a dash. Make a display or great figure, make a show, show off, cut a figure. Cut a figure. See CUT \ DASH. Cut and dried.
by Robert Allen
cut a dash to look smart or handsome. The underlying meaning of cut is the 17th cent. sense 'to perform an action or gesture' (as also in cut ...
Preceded by a History of Cant and Vulgar Language : with Glossaries of Two Secret Languages by John C. Hotten
CUT, to run away, move off quickly; to cease doing anything ; Cut and run, to quit work, or occupation, and start off at once ; to cut didoes, synonymous with to cut capers ; cut a dash, make a show ; Cut A caper, to dance or show off in a strange ...
Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (2015)
by Murali Mohan Hundigam
carve Cut a caper—skip or jump playfully Cut a dash—impress Cut a small notch in—snick Cut and run—flee Cut apart—dissect Cut as with a sword—slash Cut at a slant—bevel Cut back—trim Cut back on expenditure—curtail, economise, ...
by Judith Siefring
vulgar slang cut a dash be stylish or impressive in your dress ...
Dictionary of phrase and fable. [A dictionary of English literature] by W.D. Adams, with additions (1885)
by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer
Cut a Dash. Make a show.
To cut a dash : to make a ...
Cut a dash, or figure, to make a conspicuous cutting out, arching it over, and then covering in; Cutand. appearance; Cutandcomeagain, abundant supply, from the notionof cutting a slice,and returning atwill for another; Cutandcover, ...
Dash, a tavern drawer ; to cut a dash, to make a figure. David Jones, the devil, the spirit of the sea, called Keken D E A Neken In the north countries, such as D A V.
Blackguardiana; or, a Dictionary of rogues, bawds ... &c., &c. Illustrated with eighteen portraits, etc. [By James Caulfield.] (1795)
- Dash, a tavern drawer; to cut a dash, to make a figure. DAv ID JoNEs, the devil, the spirit of the fca, called - Neken -- * .
Abridged from the Seven-volume Work, Entitled: Slang and Its Analogues by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley
To cut a dash, splash (or shine), to make a show, attract attention through some idiosyncrasy of manner, appearance, or conduct. In the United States to cut a splurge (or a swathe), FT., flamber, faire du flafla, and faire flower (1771). To cut a ...
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