make a song and dance about (something)

Definition of make a song and dance about (something)

British, informal

  1. 1 :  to cause a lot of excitement about (something) The film is nothing to make a song and dance about.

  2. 2 :  to complain about (something) in a way that is excessive or unnecessary He was making a big song and dance about the new regulations.

Word by Word Definitions

makeplay
  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

songplay
  1. :  the act or art of singing

    :  poetical composition

    :  a short musical composition of words and music

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

somethingplay
  1. :  some indeterminate or unspecified thing

    :  a person or thing of consequence

    :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different

  1. :  in some degree :  somewhat

    : used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


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