dance to someone's tune

variants: or

dance to the tune of (someone)

Definition of dance to someone's tune

  1. :  to do what someone (else) wants or forces one to do The boss has got everyone dancing to her tune. The senators are dancing to the tune of the President.

Word by Word Definitions

danceplay
  1. :  to move one's body rhythmically usually to music :  to engage in or perform a dance (see 2dance 2)

    :  to move or seem to move up and down or about in a quick or lively manner

    :  to perform or take part in as a dancer

  1. :  an act or instance of moving one's body rhythmically usually to music :  an act or instance of dancing (see 1dance 1)

    :  a series of rhythmic and patterned bodily movements usually performed to music

    :  a social gathering for dancing

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

tuneplay
  1. :  a pleasing succession of musical tones :  melody

    :  a dominant theme

    :  agreement, harmony

  1. :  to adjust in musical pitch or cause to be in tune

    :  to bring into harmony :  attune

    :  to make more precise, intense, or effective


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