make a song and dance about (something)

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make a song and dance about (something)

To exaggerate or build up the importance of something more than necessary. (Usually used in the negative.) Look, I would really just rather not make a song and dance about my birthday, please. We just had a little kiss, but now he's making this whole song and dance about it.
See also: and, dance, make, song

make a song and dance about something

mainly BRITISH
If someone makes a song and dance about something, they react in a very anxious, excited, or angry way to something that is not important. They're unhappy about the extra hours they've been asked to work and they're making a real song and dance about it. People have to deal with problems like this every day and they don't go around making a song and dance about it. Note: You can also just talk about a song and dance. They sorted the matter out without any song and dance.
See also: and, dance, make, something, song

make a song and ˈdance about something

(informal, disapproving) worry or be excited about something which is not very important: My aunt makes a real song and dance about people arriving late, so hurry up.
See also: and, dance, make, something, song