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1. noun A style of tap dance that uses soft-soled shoes, as opposed to ones with hard metal soles. This phrase can refer to an actual choreographed dance or to a shuffling movement that vaguely resembles it. Thank goodness my sister finally does the soft shoe now—I was so sick of listening to her bang around in her hard tap shoes! Once I realized the boss was on a call, I did a soft shoe back out of her office.
2. verb To perform such a dance or movement. Thank goodness my sister finally soft shoes now—I was so sick of listening to her bang around in her hard tap shoes! Once I realized the boss was on a call, I soft shoed back out of her office.
3. verb By extension, to do something carefully and skillfully. Once the boss made it clear that we were not going to accept the settlement, I soft shoed onto our alternatives.
See also: shoe, soft
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Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau--notably through his famed personage Bip (the name inspired by the character Pip in the Charles Dickens novel "Great Expectations")--played the entire range of human emotions onstage for more than 50 years, never uttering a word.
Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat topped with a red flower, Marceau played the entire range of human emotions on stage for more than 50 years, never uttering a word.
Wearing white face paint, soft shoes and a battered hat, Marceau played the entire range of human emotions on-stage for more than 50 years, never uttering a word.
It is a bit of a mixture of ballet and tap, because we wear soft shoes for some dances which are more graceful like ballet, and hard shoes for others.
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