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trip the light fantastic

To dance. Taken from the John Milton poem L'Allegro: "Come and trip it as ye go / On the light fantastic toe." Of course, the best part of a wedding is when everyone trips the light fantastic into the wee hours of the morning.
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trip the light fantastic

Jocular to dance. Shall we go trip the light fantastic?
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trip the light fantastic

Dance, as in Let's go out tonight and trip the light fantastic. This expression was originated by John Milton in L'Allegro (1632): "Come and trip it as ye go, On the light fantastick toe." The idiom uses trip in the sense of "a light, tripping step," and although fantastick was never the name of any particular dance, it survived and was given revived currency in James W. Blake's immensely popular song, The Sidewalks of New York (1894).
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trip the light fantastic

dance. humorous
This expression comes from the invitation to dance in John Milton 's poem ‘L'Allegro’ ( 1645 ): ‘Come, and trip it as ye go On the light fantastic toe’.
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trip the light fantastic

To dance.
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trip the light fantastic, to

To dance. This locution was coined by John Milton, who wrote, “Come, and trip it as ye go, On the light fantastick toe” (“L’Allegro,” 1632). For some reason it caught on (although fantastick was not then, and never became, the name of a particular dance). James W. Blake used it in the lyrics to a very popular Gay Nineties song, “The Sidewalks of New York” (1894): “We tripped the light fantastic—On the sidewalks of New York.”
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trip the light fantastic

Dance. The phrase comes from John Milton's poem “L'Allegro”: “Come and trip it as ye go / On the light fantastic toe.” “Trip” did not mean to stub your toe and fall. On the contrary it meant “to move lightly and nimbly.”
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Arranged in chronological order (1972-91), readers now have a perfectly logical, pluralistic, and convincing register of the best interpretations of the fantastic. Besides Todorov, the central figures in the interpretation of the fantastic have endeavored to discern the "grammar" rather than the semantic meaning of that type of narrative.
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At one extreme: If Sally left Fantastic on Friday afternoon without any surviving obligations and did not discuss her departure with any client while still employed by them, she could then discuss her new firm with Fantastic's clients the following Monday morning.
Being a big striding horse, Galileo has to get in a rhythm and the fact that he followed Fantastic Light and Give The Slip might answer why he was beaten.
"I'm proud of all the kids, but to see two of my sons playing on the hallowed turf on the same day, it's absolutely fantastic for the family.
The NFC is a response to the growing need for fantastic stories from and about Mindanao through film, The NFC and the NFL are under the Ngilngig Filmmakers Development Program, which is geared towards developing the critical and creative practices of emerging ?lmmakers from Mindanao.
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Summary: Melbourne [Australia], Dec 24 (ANI): Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who has played under the leadership of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that the top-ranked batsman is a "fantastic" captain.
"Jack Ross has done a fantastic job, he's a great manager and this is a fantastic football club.
The launch of Lorena Veldhuijzen's new fictional children's publication 'Plastic Fantastic' coincided with the recent launch of the Ocean Cleanup project in the Pacific.
Muscat: The launch of Lorena Veldhuijzen's new fictional children's book 'Plastic Fantastic' coincides with the recent launch of the Ocean Cleanup project in the Pacific.