dance to somebody's tune

dance to (one's) tune

To go along with someone else's views or wishes. I have no intention of making Jake's curfew later, but he is trying his hardest to get me to dance to his tune! I'm not big on animals, but Ella is, so I danced to her tune and accompanied her to the dog show.
See also: dance, tune

dance to somebody’s ˈtune

(British English) do whatever somebody tells you to: They are richer and more powerful than us so unfortunately we have to dance to their tune.
See also: dance, tune