song and dance

noun

Definition of song and dance

  1. 1 :  a theatrical performance (such as a vaudeville performance) combining singing and dancing

  2. 2 :  a long and often familiar statement or explanation that is usually not true or pertinent

Examples of song and dance in a Sentence

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

1870

First Known Use of song and dance

1870


SONG AND DANCE Defined for English Language Learners

song and dance

noun

Definition of song and dance for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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