One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Dance, in particular engage in ballroom dancing.
trip, sway, spin, whirl, twirl, pirouette, gyrateView synonyms
- ‘In recent years, ‘6O's nights’ have become very popular, bringing out some not so young rockers for a nostalgic night of tripping the light fantastic.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘He can still trip the light fantastic as good as ever and his many friends have wished him many more years of health and happiness.’
- ‘Many who attended the festival in those years have still remained fans and those same drama fans, who were big on dancing, are more at ease in the seats at a play than tripping the light fantastic in earlier years.’
- ‘As the crowd tripped the light fantastic, Gareth and Joseph pulled apart a huge Christmas cracker to set the city alight.’
- ‘When that music starts up again, I want to feel you in my arms, tripping the light fantastic.’
- ‘Their repertoire will be a blend of songs old and new, with the more energetic tripping the light fantastic.’
- ‘Three west Wiltshire towns tripped the light fantastic as they got the festive season underway.’
- ‘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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