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waltz around

To walk or dance around some place in a happy or elated manner. From the way he's been waltzing around all morning, I'd say Todd's date last night went pretty well. We waltzed around the kitchen when we found out Mary had gotten into Harvard.
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waltz in(to some place)

To enter (some place, establishment, or event) in a particularly casual, carefree manner. He came waltzing into class nearly 20 minutes late, acting as if nothing were out of the ordinary. I've spent my entire life training to be where I am, and this young kid just waltzes in like it's a hobby of his.
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waltz Matilda

To travel around jobless and homeless, with one's possession tied up in a bundle and typically carried on a stick over one's shoulder. Primarily heard in Australia. Many were left with nothing after the war, forced to waltz Matilda across the country in search of work.
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waltz off

To leave or depart in a sudden, often carefree or lighthearted manner. The child came up, told me he liked my funny hat, and waltzed off again. You can't just drop a bombshell like that and then just waltz off—you've got to give me some more details!
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waltz off with (something)

To make off very easily or casually with something that one has stolen. I ran in for less than five minutes, but someone had already waltzed off with my bike by the time I came back. It turns out she had forgotten to lock the front door before she left, so burglars were able to waltz off with all of her possessions.
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waltz through

1. To pass through some place in a particularly casual, carefree manner. She's always in such a good mood, waltzing through the office as she hands out our mail. I waltzed through a number of entry-level jobs when I was just out of college, gaining the experience I needed to pursue a career I actually wanted.
2. To complete some task or action with great ease. It irritates me that she can waltz through these tests like that, while I'm lucky to get a B- after studying all week. The team waltzed through the tournament, giving up less than five goals across all 10 games.
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waltz up (to someone or something)

To approach or come up next to someone or something in a purposeful, self-assured, or brazen manner. She waltzed right up and asked me for a raise, after being with the company for less than a year! What do you think he's going to do, waltz up to the police station and turn himself in?
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waltz around something

Fig. to move around or through a place happily or proudly. She waltzed around the room, very pleased with herself. Who is that person waltzing around, trying to look important?
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waltz in(to some place)

Fig. to step or walk into a place briskly and easily. She waltzed into the room and showed off her ring. Eric waltzed in and said hello.
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waltz off

Fig. to depart briskly and easily. They said good-bye and waltzed off.
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waltz off (with something)

Fig. to take something away easily. The thieves waltzed off with a giant screen television in broad daylight. They just picked the thing up and waltzed off. Nobody asked them any questions.
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waltz through something

Fig. to get through something easily. I waltzed through my comps and started on my research in my second year of grad school. I tried to waltz through my assignment, but it was too hard.
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waltz up (to someone)

Fig. to approach someone boldly. He just waltzed up to her and introduced himself. He waltzed up and said hello.
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waltz (or walk) Matilda

carry a bundle of your personal possessions as you travel the roads. Australian
The name Matilda was one of a number of names given to the swag or pack carried by bushmen in Australia. The expression was famously used by A. B. (‘Banjo’) Paterson ( 1864–1941 ) in his 1903 song ‘Waltzing Matilda’.
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waltz in

v.
To enter briskly, without hesitation, and with self-confidence: He waltzes in every morning at 9:30 and doesn't care what his boss thinks.
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waltz into

v.
1. To move briskly, without hesitation, and with self-confidence into some place: I hate how she always waltzes into the office 30 minutes late.
2. To lead or force someone to move briskly and purposefully into some place: The teacher waltzed the troublemakers into the principal's office.
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waltz through

v.
To accomplish a task, chore, or assignment with little effort: Because I had studied so much, I waltzed through the exams.
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waltz

n. an easy task. The job was a waltz. We did it in a day.

waltz off (with something)

in. to take something away easily. They just picked the thing up and waltzed off. Nobody asked them any questions.
See also: off, something, waltz

waltz off

verb
See also: off, waltz

waltz through something

in. to get through something easily. I waltzed through my comps and started on my research in my second year.
See also: something, through, waltz

waltz Matilda

Australian
To travel about, especially on foot, carrying a swag.
See also: waltz
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A new waltzer has been installed at the main entrance beneath an impressive wooden structure that suggests this ride is going nowhere for the next century.
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M&D's, Scotland's Theme Park has added to its collection of rides with the arrival of the Night Mover Waltzer. Brand new for this season, it is sure to set visitors in a spin.
White knuckle rides like No Limit, MACH5, Starflyer and Air will dominate the Tyneside skyline over the next nine days while old favourites like the waltzer, big wheel, 'The Shaker' and ghost train should also prove popular.
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