- a ballroom dance in duple meter, marked by sliding steps.
- a piece of music for, or in the rhythm of, this dance.
- to dance the two-step.
Origin of two-step
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for two-step
Phase one of the two-step deficit-reduction deal involves about $1 trillion in spending cuts.Washington’s Next Debt Showdown
August 2, 2011
Perhaps no member of the GOP has been as successful at this two-step as Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts.The Summer's Winners and Losers
Samuel P. Jacobs
September 6, 2009
Bert and Phil danced a two-step with some young ladies that Bert knew.Dave Porter in the Gold Fields
At the piano in the gymnasium a girl was playing a two-step.Blue Bonnet in Boston
Caroline E. Jacobs
It is not an alluring dance, your two-step; it does not require temperament.
To Una Golden, of Panama, the waltz and the two-step were solemn affairs.The Job
"Now then, you concertina boys, give us a two-step," he called out.A Lively Bit of the Front
Percy F. Westerman
- an old-time dance in duple time
- a piece of music composed for or in the rhythm of such a dance
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