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

tap-dance like mad

Sl. to appear busy continuously; to have to move fast or talk cleverly to distract someone. When things get tough, the whole Congress tap-dances like mad. Any public official knows how to tap-dance like mad when the press gets too nosy.
See also: like, mad

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