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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