sing a different tune

idiom

informal
: to change the way one talks about something : to have a different opinion about something
They say they're not worried about money, but once they see how much the new equipment will cost, they'll be singing a different tune.

Examples of sing a different tune in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These cicadas will sing a different tune from their predecessors but come out in smaller numbers, according to cicada expert Gene Kritsky. Laura L. Davis, USA TODAY, 28 July 2021 Grinchy viewers, however, may sing a different tune. Los Angeles Times, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Dec. 2022 Bette Midler is calling on women to sing a different tune. Stephanie Nolasco, Fox News, 5 Sep. 2021 The new brood of cicadas will sing a different tune than their predecessors but come out in smaller numbers, according to Gene Kritsky, dean of behavioral and natural sciences at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati. Asha C. Gilbert, USA TODAY, 28 July 2021 If that’s the case, during game weeks, McCarthy’s practices could sing a different tune. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, 24 Aug. 2020

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“Sing a different tune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sing%20a%20different%20tune. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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