tap dance
noun Date: 1928 1. a step dance tapped out audibly by means of shoes with hard soles or soles and heels to which taps have been added 2. something suggesting a tap dance; especially an action or discourse intended to rationalize or distract <
does a clever tap dance to explain — Campbell Geeslin
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tap-dance intransitive verbtap dancer nountap dancing noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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