What does "cut by the jib" mean?
And, use it in a sentence to describe yourself.
Hi, the phrase as I know it is "The cut of your jib". It is a nautical term, the jib being a type of sail (I think).
The phrase is usually "I don't like the cut of his jib" and means slovenly, messy, downright wrong - in the literal sailing definition, the sails are set incorrectly, or in the case of a person, there's something not right about him.
Or at least, that's my understanding of the phrase.
Hey, I'm totally out of my field here but my guess would be that it is a reference to the jib sail used in sailing resulting from the incredible efficiency of the jib sail to cut into the wind and make headway. WB
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