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trip the light fantastic

Definition of trip the light fantastic in English:

humorous Dance, in particular engage in ballroom dancing.
[From ‘Trip it as you go On the light fantastic toe’ (Milton's L'Allegro)]
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.
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