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British pronunciation/kˈʌt ɐ dˈaʃ/
American pronunciation/kˈʌt ɐ dˈæʃ/
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to dress or present oneself in a stylish and impressive manner

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to [cut] a dash definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "cut a dash" and when to use it?

The origin of this is unclear, but it is thought to have originated in the late 18th or early 19th century. The word "dash" in this context likely refers to a flashy or impressive display. The idiom is used to describe someone who is dressed or presented in a stylish, eye-catching, or striking manner, and who stands out from the crowd. It conveys a sense of confidence, boldness, and flair. The phrase is often used in a positive or admiring tone, and it is commonly associated with fashion, appearance, and personal style. It can be used in various contexts, such as describing someone's outfit, grooming, or overall appearance.

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Lily will cut a dash at the art exhibition, showcasing her creative fashion choices and unique personal style.
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