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cut a (or the) rug

Definition of cut a or the rug in English:

North American informal Dance, typically in an energetic or accomplished way: you can cut a rug when dance bands and singers take to the stage
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  • If Michelle Eves asks you to dance then you'd better be ready to cut the rug with all your best moves.
  • Bernice does a good job cutting the rug, despite the terrible band.
  • To cut the rug with our kids - or our spouse while kids watch and laugh - is to send a message of love and trust no words can convey.
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