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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

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