cut of one's jib

(idiomatic) A person's general appearance, manner, or style.

Example: 1824, Walter Scott, St. Ronan's Well, ch. 1:
  Her reception of these was as precarious as the hospitality of a savage nation to sailors shipwrecked on their coast. . . . [I]f they seemed pleased with what they got, and little disposed to criticise or give trouble, it was all very well. But . . . if she disliked what the sailor calls the cut of their jib—or if, above all, they were critical about their accommodations, none so likely as Meg to give them what in her country is called a sloan.
1896, Robert Barr, A Woman Intervenes, ch. 8:
  I have seen that girl on the deck, and I like the cut of her jib. I like the way she walks. Her independence suits me.
1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 16:
  Though a well preserved man of no little stamina, if a trifle prone to baldness, there was something spurious in the cut of his jib that suggested a jail delivery.
2003, Ted Bell, Hawke: A Novel, ISBN 9780743466691, p. 278:
  "You don't like me much, do you?"
  "Let's just say I don't like the cut of your jib, Mr. Tate."
2013, Matthew Berry, Fantasy Focus Football:
  "It's so frustrating, I mean, Cordarrelle Patterson, I really like the cut of his jib!"