It was Sunday night, and special guest performer Whitney Houston was strutting across the stage, her floor-length gown shimmering.
There he found a street full of young kids he recognized, their hoodies up, strutting round a burning car.
From Anna Wintour to Rita Ora to Claire Danes, stars are strutting their stuff in red this season.
"walk in a vain, important manner," Old English strutian "to stand out stiffly," from Proto-Germanic *strut- (cf. Danish strutte, German strotzen "to be puffed up, be swelled," German Strauß "fight"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see sterile). Originally of the air or the attitude; modern sense, focused on the walk, first recorded 1510s. Cognate with Old English ðrutung "anger, arrogance" (see throat). To strut (one's) stuff is black slang, first recorded 1926, from strut as the name of a dance popular from c.1900.