highland fling

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Highland fling

A lively folk dance originating in the Highlands of Scotland.

Highland fling

(Dancing) a vigorous Scottish solo dance



v. flung, fling•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to throw or cast with force, violence, or abandon.
2. to move (oneself) violently or abruptly: She flung herself angrily from the room.
3. to put or send suddenly or without preparation: to fling someone into jail.
4. to project or speak sharply or aggressively.
5. to involve (oneself) vigorously in an undertaking.
6. to move, do, or say quickly.
7. to throw aside or off.
8. to move with haste or violence.
9. to fly into violent and irregular motions, as a horse.
10. to speak harshly or abusively (usu. fol. by out).
11. an act or instance of flinging.
12. a short period of unrestrained pursuit of one's desires.
13. an attempt at something: to have a fling at playwriting.
14. a lively Scottish dance.
[1250–1300; Middle English]
fling′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Highland fling - a vigorous Scottish reelhighland fling - a vigorous Scottish reel    
Scottish reel, reel - a lively dance of Scottish Highlanders; marked by circular moves and gliding steps
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I'll answer by doing the Highland fling or the sailor's hornpipe; and you -- well, let me see -- oh, I've got it -- you can do Hamlet's soliloquy.
So Rose sat in state enjoying herself very much, for the lads proceeded to dance a Highland Fling with a spirit and skill that made her clap her hands and laugh as she had not done for weeks.
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Then, wrapped in each other's arms, they leapt off the Highland Fling Bungee platform at Killiecrankie in full wedding attire.
Shops are aplenty and I virtually did the Highland fling when I discovered Lakeland and Boots in the City Centre Bahrain mall.
No the wonder we're keen to have a Highland fling at home this Spring.
Called Knees Up, Mother Brown, the "Cockney dance", popular in London since the 1860s, was "a mixture of the Can-Can, the Cakewalk, the Highland Fling and an Irish Jig".
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