To cut a caper

to frolic; to make a sportive spring; to play a prank.
- Shak.
See under Caper.

See also: Caper, Cut

References in classic literature ?
Flimnap, the treasurer, is allowed to cut a caper on the straight rope, at least an inch higher than any other lord in the whole empire.
Commonly it appears in the verb phrase "cut a caper" as in Pericles: Boult's advertising of the virginal Miranda so excites Monsieur Veroles (whose name derives from verole, the French for "pox") that "He offered to cut a caper at the proclamation" (scene 16.