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do-se-do

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do-se-do

noun

  1. A dull fight, with more dancing than punching: The guys who are supposed to do the fighting go in there and put on the old do-se-do (1930s+ Prizefight)
  2. A regular alternation; predictable shift: Fashion always does a do-si-do between artifice and the natural (1960s+)

[fr the square-dance figure, fr French dos-a`-dos, ''back to back,'' in which dancers pass each other back-to-back and return to their places]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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