tap dance like mad

tap-dance like mad

To do or say a lot of things in order to achieve something or distract others. Our team had to tap-dance like mad to justify our slow progress to the board of directors. I think my wife is having an affair. She always starts tap dancing like mad whenever I ask her where she's been.
See also: like, mad
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tap dance like mad

in. to be busy continuously; to have to move fast to distract someone. Any public official knows how to tap dance like mad without getting out of breath or sweating.
See also: dance, like, mad, tap
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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