cut a rug

idiom

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

Examples of cut a rug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others cut a rug thanks to beats delivered by celebrity DJ Daisy O’Dell who turned up the volume with danceable, old-school hits. Chris Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Jan. 2024 Saban has never turned down the opportunity to cut a rug, as evidenced by various social media videos that have surfaced over the years. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 11 Jan. 2024 The coach has been known to cut a rug from time-to-time during team functions, which impressed his team’s star linebacker. Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson@al.com, al, 19 July 2023 Teamed with the standard adaptive air springs, up to 2.5 degrees of rear-wheel steering, and active anti-roll bars front and rear, the technology seemingly shrinks the footprint of the big sedan, encouraging you to cut a rug when the mood strikes. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 27 June 2023 Teamed with the standard adaptive air springs, up to 2.5 degrees of rear-wheel steering, and active anti-roll bars front and rear, the technology seemingly shrinks the footprint of the big sedan, encouraging you to cut a rug when the mood strikes. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, 27 June 2023 In the 1920s and 30s, taxi dance halls were dance spaces that allowed young Filipino men employed as farmworkers to cut a rug in their limited leisure time. Lynda Lin Grigsby, CNN, 29 Jan. 2023 Attendees come to cut a rug, the kind of close-quarter swaying that contributed to the movie’s PG-13 rating. James Fanelli, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022 Quicksilver came two years after Bacon cut a rug as Ren in Footloose, which rocketed him to pop-culture-icon status. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, 22 Apr. 2022

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“Cut a rug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cut%20a%20rug. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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