song and dance
noun Date: 1870 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

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  • song and dance — {n.}, {informal} 1. Foolish or uninteresting talk; dull nonsense. Usually used with give . * /I met Nancy today and she gave me a long song and dance about her family./ 2. A long lie or excuse, often meant to get pity. Usually used with give . *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • song and dance — a story or statement, esp. an untrue or misleading one designed to evade the matter at hand: Every time he s late, he gives me a song and dance about oversleeping. [1870 75, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • song and dance — noun a) An excessively elaborate story or excuse used to justify something b) An excessively complex set of instructions …   Wiktionary

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  • China National Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble — (Chinese: 中央民族歌舞团,variously translated as China Central Song and Dance Ensemble of Ethnic Groups or Central Nationalities Song and Dance Ensemble), based in Bei …   Wikipedia

  • Same Old Song and Dance — Infobox Single Name = Same Old Song and Dance Artist = Aerosmith from Album = Get Your Wings B side = Pandora s Box Released = 1974 Recorded = 1974 Format = Record Genre = Hard rock Length = 3:53 Label = Columbia Writer = Steven Tyler, Joe Perry… …   Wikipedia

  • Latvian Song and Dance Festival — The Latvian Song and Dance Festival is an important event in Latvian culture and social life. The All Latvian Song and Dance Festival has been held since 1873, normally every five years. During the festivals exhibitions of photography, art and… …   Wikipedia

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