cut a rug

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cut a rug

  1. (idiomatic) To dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.
    • 1991, Ron Alexander, "A Step Back to Supper Clubs and Swing," New York Times, 15 Dec. (retrieved 15 Sep. 2008),
      Young-generation patrons seem to be as fascinated watching the more mature dancers cut a rug.
    • 2009, Train, "Hey, Soul Sister"
      The way you can cut a rug, watching you's the only drug I need.