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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.
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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.
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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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2 million has been invested by the Palaszczuk Government in cutting-edge architectural designs for the new Waltzing Matilda Centre, which the contractor estimates will support more than 200 jobs during construction and reinvigorate Wintons rich tourist experiences.
The architectural designs feature large, modern open spaces over 2250m2, to capture the true essence of the outback, bring to life the legend of Waltzing Matilda and complement the regions incredible dinosaur attractions.
Wintons original Waltzing Matilda Centre was destroyed by fire in 2015.
I want to thank the Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud for the $8 million the Australian Government has contributed to making the architects and communitys vision for the Waltzing Matilda Centre a reality, Mr Furner said.
Winton Shire Mayor, Butch Lenton said the loss of the original Waltzing Matilda Centre was a heavy blow during a major drought, but the community and visitors had rallied together to ensure it wasnt lost forever.
The choreographer retains the parameters of a vignette, yet she explores her terrain with whatever language seems appropriate at the moment, and everything seems intensified; the waltzing couples increasingly dig into the rhythm with a ferocity that suggests nightmare.
Waltzing in the Dark: African-American Vaudeville and Race Politics in the Swing Era, a new book by Brenda Dixon Gottschild, deals with the artistic, social, and racial climate for African-American vaudevillians working from the late 1920s through the 1940s.
Waltzing in formal lines to Willems's low, melodious tones, shoulders turning in epaulement, dancers continually detach themselves from and rejoin the group, demonstrating Forsythe's ability to counterpoint formal construction against its dissolution.
Set to an assemblage of contemporary waltzes collected by American composer Robert Moran, The Waltz Project is primarily a suite of duets--danced by four couples--in which Martins has his waltzing couples taunting, teasing, and wrapping themselves about each other.