trip the light fantastic

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trip the light fantastic

  1. To dance or to move rhythmically to musical accompaniment, especially in a graceful or nimble manner.
    • 1978 May 31, "Movies", in the St. Petersburg Independent, page 11-B:
      "Swing Time:" Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers trip the light fantastic in this yarn about a dancer with a yen for gambling.
    • 2005 June 1, Kevin Kittredge, "Royal Ballet", in the Roanoke Times (retrieved 4 Oct. 2008):
      In the fairy tale by the Grimm brothers, they each wear out a pair of dancing shoes nightly, tripping the light fantastic in a magic forest.