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slap leather

1. verbTo draw a firearm into one's hand, as from a holster in preparation for a gunfight. Get ready to slap leather, stranger—you've been talkin' fighting words all day, and I've had enough!
2. verb In line dancing, to slap the side of one's leather boot, as after taking a grapevine step. Most commonly a feature of line dances. OK, five, six, seven eight! Grapevine to the left, then slap leather!
3. noun By extension, a line dance that incorporates the slapping of one's leather boot at various points. In this usage, the phrase is sometimes capitalized or written as "Slappin' Leather." I thought we were going to learn ballroom dancing, so we must be in the wrong room if they're teaching us how to do the Slap Leather!
See also: leather, slap
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