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trip the light fantastic

Definition of trip the light fantastic

informal + old-fashioned

  1. :  to dance <They were tripping the light fantastic all night.>



Word by Word Definitions

tripplay
  1. :  to dance, skip, or caper with light quick steps

    :  to walk with light quick steps

    :  to catch the foot against something so as to stumble

  1. :  a stroke or catch by which a wrestler is made to lose footing

    :  voyage, journey

    :  a single round or tour on a business errand

lightplay
  1. :  something that makes vision possible

    :  the sensation aroused by stimulation of the visual receptors

    :  electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength that travels in a vacuum with a speed of about 186,281 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second

  1. :  having light :  bright

    :  not dark, intense, or swarthy in color or coloring :  pale

    :  medium in saturation and high in lightness

  1. :  to become light :  brighten

    :  to take fire

    :  to set fire to

  1. :  having little weight :  not heavy

    :  designed to carry a comparatively small load

    :  having relatively little weight in proportion to bulk

  1. :  lightly

    :  with little baggage

  1. :  dismount

    :  settle, alight

    :  to arrive by chance :  happen

fantasticplay
  1. :  based on fantasy :  not real

    :  conceived or seemingly conceived by unrestrained fancy

    :  so extreme as to challenge belief :  unbelievable

  1. :  eccentric


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