Definition of cut a rug in English:

cut a rug

(also cut the rug)


informal North American
  • Dance, especially in an energetic or accomplished way.

    • ‘you can cut a rug when dance bands and singers take to the stage’
    • ‘If Michelle Eves asks you to dance then you'd better be ready to cut the rug with all your best moves.’
    • ‘Bernice does a good job cutting the rug, despite the terrible band.’
    • ‘To cut the rug with our kids - or our spouse while kids watch and laugh - is to send a message of love and trust no words can convey.’
    cavort, dance, jig, trip, caper, jump, leap, spring, bound, skip, hop