song and dance


song and dance

noun

: a performance that combines singing and dancing

: a long story, explanation, or excuse that may not be true or directly related to what is being discussed

Full Definition of SONG AND DANCE

1
:  a theatrical performance (as a vaudeville performance) combining singing and dancing
2
:  a long and often familiar statement or explanation that is usually not true or pertinent

Examples of SONG AND DANCE

  1. <instead of simply denying our request, the mayor's representative gave us a song and dance about legal issues and municipal liability>

First Known Use of SONG AND DANCE

1870

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: songbird
Previous Word in the Dictionary: song
All Words Near: song and dance

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up song and dance? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More