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glide across (something)

To move across a surface or area in a very smooth manner, similar to floating. Those ballroom dancers are very talented—they just seem to glide across the dance floor!
See also: across, glide
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

glide across something

to float or slide across something. The skaters glided across the frozen expanse of the river. The small plane glided across the sky.
See also: across, glide
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Canadian waters are vocal with these little French chansons, that have been echoed from mouth to mouth and transmitted from father to son, from the earliest days of the colony; and it has a pleasing effect, in a still golden summer evening, to see a batteau gliding across the bosom of a lake and dipping its oars to the cadence of these quaint old ditties, or sweeping along in full chorus on a bright sunny morning, down the transparent current of one of the Canada rivers.
Many of the reports were about a train of bright lights gliding across the sky while maintaining constant speed.
Set to rousing, patriotic music, the video then shows a missile detaching from the airborne plane and gliding across the dark sky, leaving a fiery trail behind.
A video of a cat who found itself gliding across the landscape of French Guiana--thousands of feet from the ground--has gone viral.
As his hands reach for her forehead, gliding across it with intimacy and purpose, suddenly, she remembers who he is, and who he has been.
Our resident DJs will keep your hands in the air and your feet gliding across the floor with two rooms of soul, funk, Motown and party starters from 9am to 6am.
Until, late one afternoon, Giraffe noticed a stranger's shadow gliding across the mountainside, 'Prowling ...
My favorite photo [pictured] captured the beauty of a swan gliding across a gentle pond.
As Lucky Windmill was gliding across the turf I was in a dream-like trance."
The Fisher-Price toy walks, talks, and dances to songs including disco and Latin techno as well as gliding across the floor like Michael Jackson.
And over the past few weeks, many townspeople and tourists said they have caught a glimpse of elusive otters gliding across the water.
What can you say about a guitarist whose every note is a sharp, cold razor gliding across your skin?
Read, of Blackley, Manchester, was caught on camera gliding across the dancefloor and spinning his dance partner around while being cheered on by crowds of onlookers.
The sight of the slimmed-down autocrat gliding across a ballroom on Lithuanian Strictly Come Dancing while keeper Eduardas Kurskis is throwing the ball in the back of the net and getting himself sent off when there are no substitutes left, leading to humiliation and defeat must be the last straw.
Yves Rossy, the 47-year-old adventurer who made headlines by gliding across the English Channel with a pair of strap-on wings, has taken the natural evolution of that feat and added power to his device.