cut a rug

Definition of cut a rug

old-fashioned slang

  1. :  to dance in an energetic way He's not young anymore, but he can still cut a rug on the dance floor.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

    :  to hurt the feelings of

    :  to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. :  a product of cutting: such as

    :  an opening made with an edged instrument

    :  a wound made by something sharp :  gash

  1. :  marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

  1. :  lap robe

    :  a piece of thick heavy fabric that usually has a nap or pile and is used as a floor covering

    :  a floor mat of an animal pelt


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