humorous Dance, in particular engage in ballroom dancing.
[from ‘Trip it as you go On the light fantastic toe’ (Milton's L'Allegro)]
More example sentences
- They enjoyed a four-course dinner, charity auction and a dance band so they could trip the light fantastic.
- They are great fans of this style of dancing and trip the light fantastic each Thursday night to keep in practice.
- She tap-dances and trips the light fantastic in a couple of big-production numbers, wearing a Gloria Swanson-style wig and fabulous frocks.
Definition of trip the light fantastic in:
- The US English dictionary