dance to another tune

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dance to another tune

To change one's behavior. I hope that detention gets these rambunctious students to dance to another tune.
See also: another, dance, tune
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dance to another tune

 and dance to a different tune
Fig. to shift quickly to different behavior; to change one's behavior or attitude. After being yelled at, Ann danced to another tune. A stern talking-to will make her dance to a different tune.
See also: another, dance, tune
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dance to another tune

Change one's manner, behavior, or attitude. For example, He'll be dancing to another tune when he finds out that the board means business. Also see change one's tune.
See also: another, dance, tune
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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