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a song and dance (about something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha song and dance (about something)a song and dance (about something)informal a) British EnglishCOMPLAIN if you make a song and dance about something, you behave as if it was worse, more important, more difficult etc than it really is 🔊 Suzy was there, making a song and dance about her aching feet. b) American EnglishREASON an explanation or excuse that is too long and complicated 🔊 She gave us a long song and dance about why she was late. swansong song
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making a song and danceBut to the children of Gloucestershire, it's just making a song and dance about having fun.
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