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    No intellectual

    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?

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    Re: No intellectual

    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.

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