- A kind of tap dance performed in soft-soled shoes: he could dance a jig or a soft-shoe [mass noun]: the choreography combines tap, classical ballet, and soft-shoe [as modifier]: a soft-shoe shuffleMore example sentences
- The ball fell to Andy van der Meyde at the far post of the German goal, but before he could perform the necessary soft-shoe shuffle that would have enabled him to tee-up a shot, a German defender had closed him down.
- One-on-one with the goalkeeper, he does a little body-swerve, shows him the eyes, then takes the ball wide with a soft-shoe shuffle and rolls it over the line.
- The ancient Royal Mile echoed to nothing but the soft-shoe shuffle of an American tourist.
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- 1Perform a soft-shoe tap dance: I didn’t remember Pearl could soft-shoeMore example sentences
- On an impromptu stage, two song-and-dance men in Santa hats soft-shoe for their fellow GIs.
- Even Toll enjoyed the Danzig number; he amassed his strength and to a shocked audience began to soft-shoe to the music.
- 1.1 [with adverbial of direction] Move quietly and carefully so as not to draw attention to oneself: I soft-shoed after him • figurative he soft-shoed into a safer topic of conversationMore example sentences
- Aren't you soft-shoeing around her these days?
- You may be soft-shoeing around situations that could get you into trouble.
More definitions of soft-shoeDefinition of soft-shoe in:
- The US English dictionary