tap-dancer

tap-dancer
n
a person who can avoid danger by a combination of clever, if devious or dis-honest actions and luck; someone able to talk themselves out of difficult situations
► 'That man's a born tap-dancer; he's al-ways out the back door five minutes be-fore the front door's kicked in.' (Recorded, drug dealer, London, 1988)

Contemporary slang . 2014.


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