dance with destiny

Definition

Dance with Destiny is an idiom used to describe a situation where a person has no control over the outcome and must accept whatever comes their way.

Examples

No matter what I did, I felt like I was dancing with destiny.

I knew I had to dance with destiny and accept the outcome of the election.

I couldn’t control the situation, so I had to just dance with destiny.

She had no choice but to dance with destiny and see what happened.

He knew he was dancing with destiny when he entered the race.

Origin

This idiom has been used since the 1950s and is thought to have originated from the Latin phrase ‘danse macabre’, which means ‘dance of death’.

FAQs

What does ‘dance with destiny’ mean?

Dance with Destiny is an idiom used to describe a situation where a person has no control over the outcome and must accept whatever comes their way.

What is the origin of ‘dance with destiny’?

This idiom has been used since the 1950s and is thought to have originated from the Latin phrase ‘danse macabre’, which means ‘dance of death’.