to cut a rug - idiom meaning?

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What is the meaning of "to cut a rug" idiom?

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Idiom Scenario 1:


Fred and Jean are out dancing at their local club.  They are gliding and dipping and dancing as if on clouds.  During a break in the music Jean says to Fred...
"Sweetheart, you sure cut a mean rug."
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Idiom Definition:


"to cut a rug"
to dance (with a certain connotation of "to dance well")
 
Synonyms:
boogie, cavort, Charleston, conga, dance, disco, flit, foxtrot, gambol, hustle, jig, jitterbug, jive, one-step, promenade, rumba, samba, shimmy, step, swing, tango, tap, twist, two-step, waltz, whirl
 
 
To literally cut a rug. - - - - ->  a green utility knife is cutting across a rug on the diagonal as the rug seperates into two pieces




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Idiom Scenario 2:


It is Friday night when Paul telephones Martha to ask what she is doing that evening.  Martha replies that she has no plans.  Paul knows that Martha likes to go out dancing and Paul likes the exercise.  Paul asks Martha...
"Would you like to go out and cut a rug?"
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Idiom Usage:

Use this idiom if you want to talk about dancing.
The addition of the word "mean" changes the expression from "to dance" to "to dance very well".
 
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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Cutting a rug can be a lot of fun.
 
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Idiom Conjugations:

 
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