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throw (some) shapes

slang To dance, especially to popular music. Primarily heard in UK. If I've had a couple of drinks and the music is good, I can't help but throw some shapes on the dance floor. The flash mob started throwing shapes in the train station to classic 1970s disco tunes.
See also: shape, throw
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Speaking on the Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene on 2fm yesterday the mum of two also said she won't be caught throwing shapes on Dancing With The Stars.
Reveil is the French word for alarm clock and with a bed located inside the restaurant; the not so subtle message is that you're not going to throwing shapes on a dancefloor.
My clubbing days are well over but, even allowing for rose-tinted spectacles, I never remember such violence being commonplace when I was throwing shapes in Flintlocks back in the late '80s.
EVENING Cocktails at Circus Covent Garden, beers art Belgo Centraal, a nice steak at Smith & Wollensky and finish off throwing shapes at Mahiki (if I can still move).
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He stayed true to his words, ending with 2014 smash hit Bailando and the classic I Like It, both of which had the crowd grooving along and throwing shapes.
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And, of course, there's Dr Robert himself, spouting opinions and throwing shapes with a canny sense of knowing and a suitcase full of killer songs.
Whether throwing shapes in nightclub Skywalkers, or having muscular knots untied at the excellent Lotus Spa, there's plenty of scope for indulging yourself.
Charmingly quirky without seeming like trying too hard, tracks like Hollywood, I Am Not A Robot and Oh, No saw her at her theatrical best, throwing shapes across the stage with a huge grin on her face.
3 Fights Caused by overzealous use of superhero swords, dance-floor headbutts while throwing shapes to Gangnam Style, or the last fondant fancy being eaten.
I assume it's a mistake, as it would be a complete shock if the leader had been throwing shapes until dawn at a rave.
Should you ever tire of Hillside SU's lobby or throwing shapes downstairs, the party continues at the restaurant by the pool, a 50m long beauty enclosed by teak decking, and the fully-fledged beach club on the pebbly shore of the Med.
In the morning, somewhat dazed from an evening of throwing shapes on the dancefloor and hanging out with the Fujairah set, we ordered room service for breakfast.
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