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cut capers

Also, cut a caper. Frolic or romp, as in The children cut capers in the pile of raked leaves. The noun caper comes from the Latin for "goat," and the allusion is to act in the manner of a young goat clumsily frolicking about. The expression was first recorded in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (1:3): "Faith, I can cut a caper."
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caper

(ˈkepɚ)
1. n. any stunt or event; a trick or a scam. That little caper the kids did with the statue from the town square was a dandy.
2. n. a criminal job: theft, kidnapping, blackmail, etc. (Underworld.) The black and whites pulled up right in the middle of the caper.
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Drizzle some nutmeg, caper, and raisin emulsion around the dish, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and garnish with cilantro sprigs.
Beginning a series of children's chapter books about the history of reindeer at Christmas Village at the North Pole, The Reindeer Chronicles: The Great Candy Cane Caper is joyful tale following two young reindeer, PJ and Zipper, and their struggle to stop evil elf Baddy Twoshoes' plan to ruin Christmas for the world.
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But, even if David Wachman's star juvenile had made the line-up, Karen's Caper would still have given her something to think about.
Drizzle some caper sauce and balsamic vinegar around the dish and garnish with caper berries and rosemary.
To prepare Caper Lime Vinaigrette, whisk together all vinaigrette ingredients until well blended.
KAREN'S CAPER can turn around the 1,000 Guineas form and stake her claim to be the best of the Classic crop with victory in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot at York today.
KAREN'S CAPER can make history as the first horse to have run on the all-weather in Britain to win a Classic by lifting the UlimatePoker.
The Buddle Arts Centre is staging The Wrapping Paper Caper, a show for anyone aged six and over.