Shoot one's cuffs
Posted by Nanoushke on February 21, 2003
In Reply to: Shoot one's cuffs posted by ESC on February 19, 2003
: : I am baffled by this phrase, which appears in Jane Austin-era novels: "He shot his cuffs." Any ideas? The action is often modified with "angrily" or "quickly."
: It's a arm jerking gesture that causes the jacket sleeve to pull up and the shirt cuffs to show.
ESC, I have just about jerked my arms out of their sockets trying to make my cuffs show, and it ain't happenin'. Are you sure about this?