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waltz around something

Fig. to move around or through a place happily or proudly. She waltzed around the room, very pleased with herself. Who is that person waltzing around, trying to look important?
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waltz in(to some place)

Fig. to step or walk into a place briskly and easily. She waltzed into the room and showed off her ring. Eric waltzed in and said hello.
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waltz off

Fig. to depart briskly and easily. They said good-bye and waltzed off.
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waltz off (with something)

Fig. to take something away easily. The thieves waltzed off with a giant screen television in broad daylight. They just picked the thing up and waltzed off. Nobody asked them any questions.
See also: off, waltz

waltz through something

Fig. to get through something easily. I waltzed through my comps and started on my research in my second year of grad school. I tried to waltz through my assignment, but it was too hard.
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waltz up (to someone)

Fig. to approach someone boldly. He just waltzed up to her and introduced himself. He waltzed up and said hello.
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waltz (or walk) Matilda

carry a bundle of your personal possessions as you travel the roads. Australian
The name Matilda was one of a number of names given to the swag or pack carried by bushmen in Australia. The expression was famously used by A. B. (‘Banjo’) Paterson ( 1864–1941 ) in his 1903 song ‘Waltzing Matilda’.
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waltz in

v.
To enter briskly, without hesitation, and with self-confidence: He waltzes in every morning at 9:30 and doesn't care what his boss thinks.
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waltz into

v.
1. To move briskly, without hesitation, and with self-confidence into some place: I hate how she always waltzes into the office 30 minutes late.
2. To lead or force someone to move briskly and purposefully into some place: The teacher waltzed the troublemakers into the principal's office.
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waltz through

v.
To accomplish a task, chore, or assignment with little effort: Because I had studied so much, I waltzed through the exams.
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waltz

n. an easy task. The job was a waltz. We did it in a day.

waltz off (with something)

in. to take something away easily. They just picked the thing up and waltzed off. Nobody asked them any questions.
See also: off, something, waltz

waltz off

verb
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waltz through something

in. to get through something easily. I waltzed through my comps and started on my research in my second year.
See also: something, through, waltz

waltz Matilda

Australian
To travel about, especially on foot, carrying a swag.
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As such the 49 Waltzes serve as a particularly accurate and unbiased historical document, capturing the essence of a place in a specific time without the colorization of political and personal histories.
We closed, predictably, with the iconic Blue Danube, most famous of all waltzes ever written.
It inspired some local imitators who turned Strauss waltzes into "Scouse" waltzes.
Strauss wrote over 500 waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles and was largely responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century.
Strauss was not too keen on arranging a suite of waltzes from the opera himself, yet he was never too happy with the suite arranged by Otto Singer and others, either.
Choreographer Jane Lanier maneuvers a lot of elegant partner-switching waltzes in a relatively confined area.
A hesitant transition to the more varied textures of waltzes from Richard Strauss' s Der Rosenkavalier was resolved by the quality of subsequent woodwind and tutti passages, the same glossy, elegant timbres especially well showcased later in Lanner's simpler, but buoyant Schonbrunn Waltz.
For many it is one of the highlights of the Kirklees Concert Season, a chance to forget the chill outside and be whisked off to the world of waltzes, polkas and quadrilles, the world of Viennese composer Johann Strauss II.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra played Strauss's famous waltzes alongside polkas, rumbas and other classic dances.
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Angelical manners glinted through Balanchine's Vienna Waltzes (1977).
Conductor Jorge Mester leads the Pasadena Symphony through tonight's 8 o'clock concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion with a lineup of marches, polkas and waltzes ready to sweep you along the Blue Danube.
Writing over 500 waltzes, polkas, and quadrilles, Johann Strauss II was known by many as the 'Waltz King'.
Johann Strauss the elder gave six concerts at the Royal Amphitheatre in Liverpool, which stood on the site of the current Royal Court Theatre in Roe Street, inspiring some local imitators who turned Strauss waltzes into "Scouse" waltzes.
The 13 pieces on the album alternate between waltzes and other, faster dances, galops, with all of them fresh and lively.