all-singing, all-dancing(redirected from all-singing all-dancing)
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Very technologically advanced. Have you seen the latest all-singing, all-dancing cell phone model?
all-singing, all-dancingmainly BRITISH
If you describe something as all-singing, all-dancing, you mean that it is very modern and advanced, with a lot of additional features. He showed us their new all-singing, all-dancing website. The previous venue has now been replaced by a lavish all-singing, all-dancing stadium, due to open in April. Note: This expression is often used humorously to show that you think the features are not necessary. Note: The phrase originally appeared on a poster advertising the first ever Hollywood musical film Broadway Melody (1929), described as `all talking, all singing, all dancing'.
all-singing, all-dancingwith every possible attribute; able to perform any necessary function. British informal
This phrase is used particularly in the area of computer technology, but it was originally used to describe show-business acts. Ultimately, it may come from a series of 1929 posters which advertised the addition of sound to motion pictures. The first Hollywood musical, MGM's Broadway Melody, was promoted with the slogan All Talking All Singing All Dancing.
1991 Computing Each of the major independents launched an all-singing all-dancing graphics-oriented version last year.