tickle the ivories

tickle the ivories
informal
play the piano.
tickle

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  • tickle the ivories — (informal) To play the piano • • • Main Entry: ↑ivory tickle the ivories see under ↑ivory • • • Main Entry: ↑tickle * * * tickle the ivories informal old fashioned phrase to play th …   Useful english dictionary

  • tickle the ivories — tickle/tinkle the ivories humorous to play the piano. Grandma could tickle the ivories like a professional …   New idioms dictionary

  • tickle the ivories — ► tickle the ivories informal play the piano. Main Entry: ↑tickle …   English terms dictionary

  • tickle the ivories — tv. to play the piano. □ I used to be able to tickle the ivories real nice. □ She sat down to tickle the ivories for a while …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • tickle the ivories — verb To play the piano. I dont think your musical friend is much on the grub box. Has to keep her hands white to tickle the ivories …   Wiktionary

  • tickle the ivories — to play the piano. She writes and produces her own music, and also tickles the ivories on her new album. Usage notes: usually refers to playing the piano informally rather than in a concert Etymology: from the literal meaning of ivories (= piano… …   New idioms dictionary

  • tickle the ivories —    This is a humorous way of talking about playing the piano.     My grandfather loves playing the piano; he tickles the ivories whenever he can …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tickle the ivories — Meaning Play the piano. Origin Many pianos have ivory keys …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • tickle the ivories — vb to play the piano …   Contemporary slang

  • tickle the ivories — informal old fashioned to play the piano …   English dictionary

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