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一分钟英语:Cut a Rug

一分钟英语:Cut a Rug

English in a Minute – Cut a Rug:跳舞跳得很好

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A rug is a kind of floor covering made from a heavy fabric.

But why would you want to cut one?

Anna, I finally got a chance to watch that video of you and Charlie dancing.

You two can really cut a rug.

Awe, thanks! We really enjoy doing our thing.

To ""cut a rug"" means to dance really well, especially in a very energetic way.

The phrase comes from the 1920s when people would do a dance called the jitterbug.

When a lot of people danced in one area of the floor, it would look like the floor was cut.

And that's English in a Minute.