cut a dash

cut a dash

be stylish or impressive in your dress or behaviour.

As a noun, dash in the sense of showy appearance is now found only in this expression, but this sense does also survive in the adjective dashing.

do your dash

exhaust your energies or chances - Australian informal

1973 - Chester Eagle - Who Could Love the Nightingale?- 'Keep going,' she said. 'Keep going.' 'I've done my dash, Marg, in every sense of the words.'

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