song and dance
- singing and dancing, esp. in vaudeville
- Informal talk, esp. an explanation, that is pointless, devious, or evasive
See song and dance in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. song and dances
or songs and dances
- A theatrical performance that combines singing and dancing.
a. An excessively elaborate effort to explain or justify.
b. An elaborate story or explanation intended to deceive or mislead.
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