dance card


Definition of dance card

1 : a card listing partners for scheduled dances
2 : a calendar of engagements

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Recent Examples on the Web Other good dance card options Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893) and William McKinley (1897-Sept. 14, 1901) helped make social dancing popular at the White House, according to the White House Historical Association. Washington Post, "Biden didn’t get to bust a move during the inauguration, but previous commanders-in-chief have been known to boogie. Here’s how they stack up.," 21 Jan. 2021 Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith has a full dance card in the coming days, including a second interview with the Detroit Lions. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Report: Detroit Lions bringing Titans OC Arthur Smith in second HC interview," 14 Jan. 2021 That’s a pretty full dance card for the incoming chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. oregonlive, "Oregon’s Ron Wyden sets ambitious goals for new Democratic Senate majority," 13 Jan. 2021 The early part of the year was packed with travel, starting with the opening number on every global CEO’s dance card: the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. David Benoit, WSJ, "JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon and His Brush With Death: ‘You Don’t Have Time for an Ambulance’," 24 Dec. 2020 QB Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions: Don't look now, but the Lions have a fairly easy schedule over the next four weeks with Minnesota, Washington, Carolina and Houston up next on their dance card. Tony Holm, USA TODAY, "Fantasy football sizzlers, fizzlers: More big games coming for Matthew Stafford?," 2 Nov. 2020 Balfe has appeared in other projects (notably Ford vs. Ferrari) while continuing to star in the popular Starz drama, so no need to worry just yet, but her dance card is filling up. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Caitriona Balfe to Play Kenneth Branagh's Mother in New Film About His Childhood," 8 Sep. 2020 In late February, at the NFL combine, the Cowboys wide receivers coach had a dance card of receiver prospects to interview. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "‘A three-headed monster’: The Cowboys have a new era of triplets bonded by a desire to be great," 29 Aug. 2020 Ohio State had to move a series with Boston College to accommodate this, and the Alabama future non-conference dance card was filling up. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Three reasons Ohio State football playing Alabama is a college football must that always stared us in the face," 20 June 2020

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First Known Use of dance card

1895, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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3 Feb 2021

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“Dance card.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dance card

old-fashioned : a card on which you write the names of people you are going to dance with at a social event

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