a song and dance

a song and dance

  (American)
a long and complicated statement or story, especially one that is not true (usually + about ) She gave me some song and dance about her kids always being sick and not being able to get to the meetings.
See also: and, dance, song
References in classic literature ?
Lady," he said, "dat gent on de oder bench sent yer a song and dance by me.
A Song and Dance G Ashwell B Ballet Lydia Brodie B Character, B National, B Song and Dance J Sierant C Ballet, C Character, C National O Bradbury C Tap B Jones C Song and Dance N Cullen D Song and Dance L Gay F Ballet, F Character, F Modern, F Song and Dance A Brodie Junior Classical Duets L Brodie and J Sierant Junior Song and Dance Duets L Brodie and J Sierant Junior Cabaret Duets E Homewood and L Brodie Intermediate Cabaret Duets N Cullen and J Sierant Senior Classical Duets E Sykes and R Smith Junior Cabaret Trios T Badejo, E Homewood and L Brodie.
Sometimes, if a city has a song and dance company but no professional dance academy, one of the other cities will agree to train dancers for that company.