Meaning of trip the light fantastic in English:

trip the light fantastic


  • Dance, in particular engage in ballroom dancing.

    ‘They enjoyed a four-course dinner, charity auction and a dance band so they could trip the light fantastic.’
    • ‘They are great fans of this style of dancing and trip the light fantastic each Thursday night to keep in practice.’
    • ‘She tap-dances and trips the light fantastic in a couple of big-production numbers, wearing a Gloria Swanson-style wig and fabulous frocks.’
    • ‘In recent years, ‘6O's nights’ have become very popular, bringing out some not so young rockers for a nostalgic night of tripping the light fantastic.’
    • ‘Many who attended the festival in those years have still remained fans and those same drama fans, who were big on dancing, are more at ease in the seats at a play than tripping the light fantastic in earlier years.’
    • ‘Their repertoire will be a blend of songs old and new, with the more energetic tripping the light fantastic.’
    • ‘As the crowd tripped the light fantastic, Gareth and Joseph pulled apart a huge Christmas cracker to set the city alight.’
    • ‘Three west Wiltshire towns tripped the light fantastic as they got the festive season underway.’
    • ‘He can still trip the light fantastic as good as ever and his many friends have wished him many more years of health and happiness.’
    • ‘When that music starts up again, I want to feel you in my arms, tripping the light fantastic.’
    trip, sway, spin, whirl, twirl, pirouette, gyrate