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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

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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Members of Lynford School of Dance tripped the light fantastic at their show at Solihull Arts Complex on Sunday in an aptly-named performance called Happy Feet.
Visit the Ballroom and dance where TV's Strictly Come Dancing celebrities tripped the light fantastic and try out dance lessons.
Members of Lynford School of Dance, from Hall Green, tripped the light fantastic at their show at Solihull Arts Complex on Sunday in an aptly-named performance called Happy Feet.