dance to someone's tune

dance to someone's tune

If you dance to someone else's tune, you do whatever they tell you to do, usually without arguing or hesitating. Trade union leaders were often giving in to managers, sometimes going so far as dancing to their tune. The danger is that the churches could end up dancing to the tune of their big business sponsors. Note: This expression is often used to criticize someone for allowing themselves to be controlled.
See also: dance, tune

dance to someone's tune

comply completely with someone's demands and wishes.
See also: dance, tune