Interested in Language
What does the sentence 'No intellectual cuts such a swagger in American public debate as Paul Krugman' mean? What is the construction by which the author could put together 'cut' and 'swagger',making such a sentence?
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by unaccounted for; 24-Oct-2009 at 19:25.
To cut, in this usage, is to create an impression. He cut quite a swagger, says he made a strong impression with his swagger (or more likely, even the use of "swagger" is simply a suggestion of his braggadocio, or egotism). To swagger is to walk proudly, arrogantly.