Like the cut of your jib

What does "Like the cut of your jib" mean?

Today it means: You like the way a person looks or acts

A jib is a triangular sail at the bow (front) of a ship and varied in shape across nations. Sailors could identify a ship as friend or foe simply by the shape its jib. You would "like the cut of the jib" of a friendly ship.


By SailingQuiz September 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              

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