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spank the plank

spank the plank
 v. phr.— «The rock musicians’ slang for it is “spanking the plank”: that is, playing the guitar, usually energetically and with as much abandon and hairwaving as required.» —“Going against the grain” by Michael Pollitt Guardian (United Kingdom) Oct. 26, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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