i like the cut of your jib
South African English Words We Don’t Have In The US
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No idea if it is AE or BE. Since there is a bit of ahoy about it, the expression may well cross all ponds.
Final bit of off-topic information:
Alien Registration Office is also the title of a CD released in 2000 by AMP Studio. Not a lot of people know that.
I was going to list the tracks as well but perhaps not.
Small sailboats have one jib, large ships like schooners can be rigged with as many as four. Apparently, back in the Golden Age of Sail, different nations favored different styles of jibs. According to Naval Chronicles (1805), sailors on deck were advised to note the cut of the jib of an approaching ship in order to help identify friend or foe. By 1824, novelist Sir Walter Scott used the expression in St. Ronan’s Well with the same meaning it has today – as a mark of approval.
“… She was yare… It means, uh…easy to handle, quick to the helm, fast, right. Everything a boat should be…” says Hepburn wistfully about the sailboat her ex-husband had designed, and in which they had sailed away on for their honeymoon. But she was also talking about a time in her life when she and Grant and the world were just right.
As you’ve probably noticed, the slang synonyms for ” term ” are listed above. Note that due to the nature of the algorithm, some results returned by your query may only be concepts, ideas or words that are related to ” term ” (perhaps tenuously). This is simply due to the way the search algorithm works.
There is still lots of work to be done to get this slang thesaurus to give consistently good results, but I think it’s at the stage where it could be useful to people, which is why I released it.