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Cut Capers (To)


To act in an unusual manner.

“The quietest fellows are forced to fight for their status quo, and sometimes to cut capers like the rest.”—Le Fanu: The House in the Churchyard, p. 143.

To cut capers (in dancing) is to spring upwards, and rapidly interlace one foot with the other.

Cut your capers! Be off with you!

Iʹll make him cut his capers, i.e. rue his conduct.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Cut Blocks with a Razor (To)
Cut neither Nails nor Hair at Sea
Cut Off with a Shilling
Cut out
Cut your Coat according to your Cloth
Cut a Dash
Cut and Dry
Cut and Run
Cut Away
Cut Capers (To)
Cut it Short
Cut of his Jib
Cut Short
Cut up Rough (To)
Cuthbert Bede
Cutler’s Poetry
Cutter’s Law

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