Green’s Dictionary of Slang

cut up a dido v.

also cut a dido, cut dido(e)s, cut dingdoes, cut up dido(e)s
[cut up v.1 (6) + SE dido, a prank, a disturbance]

1. [early 19C–1930s] (orig. US) to play pranks, to act the fool.

2. [mid-19C+] to behave outrageously, to cause a fuss or indulge in a row.