song and dance
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Example sentences from the Web for song and dance
The purpose of the evening is clear enough in its format: The majority of the show is about song-and-dance numbers from musicals.
I wanted to discuss the last scene, and the decision to send off Bert Cooper (Robert Morse) with a song-and-dance.
The Oscar host's song-and-dance about actresses' breasts was a big fail, says the famed attorney.
She was also the unquestionable star of the two song-and-dance sequences in this Indo-American mega production.
One has certain expectations of the exemplars of American manhood, among them that they will not do song-and-dance numbers.
He is thus as far removed as possible from Grieg and the song-and-dance men of recent time.Musical Criticisms|Arthur Johnstone
But this was after he had formed a partnership with James Mackin, with whom he toured the country as one of a song-and-dance team.The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3|Various
And rather than hear that song-and-dance again, I gave myself thirty seconds to think.Nor Iron Bars a Cage....|Gordon Randall Garrett
She can't cook, but she can do a song-and-dance that's worth its weight in gold when you're down in the mouth.The Whole Family|William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton
The cooks in my company, Company L, were song-and-dance artists and contributed most of our entertainment.The Road|Jack London
British Dictionary definitions for song and dance
Idioms and Phrases with song and dance
An elaborate story or effort to explain and justify something, or to deceive and mislead someone. For example, Do you really believe his song and dance about the alarm not going off, being stopped for speeding, and then the car breaking down? or At every annual meeting the chairman goes through the same song and dance about the company's great future plans. This term originally referred to a vaudeville act featuring song and dance. [Late 1800s]