trip the light fantastic toe

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trip the light fantastic toe

  1. Obsolete form of trip the light fantastic.
    • 1856, "The Softs: Grand Demonstration at the Old Wigwam, Sentiments, Speeches and Dancing," New York Times, 9 Jan., page 1:
      The venerable Sachems now returned to the ballroom, where they tripped the light fantastic toe until the hour far.