to cut a rug

to cut a rug
«Нарезать ковёр», т. е. танцевать. Это шутливое выражение было модно в эпоху «джиттербага» (быстрый танец с резкими движениями под джазовую музыку) в послевоенном языке рока на жаргоне джазовых музыкантов. Выражение всё ещё живёт, хотя, наверное, только среди людей старше 40.

My grandmother used to talk about 'cutting a rug'. It was some time before I realised that she meant dancing. — Моя бабушка, бывало, говорила о том, чтобы «нарезать ковёр». Только через какое-то время я понял, что она подразумевала под этим танцы.

English-Russian dictionary of expressions. 2014.

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