cut capers

cut capers

To play and run around in a jubilant manner. The weather is so nice that the kids have been cutting capers in the backyard all morning.
See also: caper, cut

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."
See also: caper, cut
References in classic literature ?
I feel as if I could be anything or everything; as if I could rant and storm, or sigh or cut capers, in any tragedy or comedy in the English language.
Other acts include Shooglenifty, Bez's Acid House, Peatbog Faeries, Plump DJ's, Mungos Hi Fi, Eatstatic, Stanton Warriors, Ghetto Funk All Stars, Zion Train, Electric Swing Circus, Cut Capers, Askillz, Mr B Gentleman Rhymer, Bombskare, Blazin Fiddles, JFB, WBBL, Manudigital, The Turbans, Kog and the Zongo Brigade, Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5, Nightwave, Talisk and Mr Motivator.
Performances on the day will come from Bristol-based Cut Capers, who will be taking time out of their intensive gauntlet of festivals to bring us their up-tempo, multi-lingual blend of reggae and hip hop.