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Noun: song and dance
  1. Theatrical performance combining singing and dancing
  2. [US, informal] An interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
    - fairytale, fairy tale, fairy story, cock-and-bull story [informal]
  3. [Brit, informal] A disorderly outburst or tumult
    - disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do [informal], hoo-ha [informal], hoo-hah [informal], kerfuffle [Brit, informal], carry-on [Brit, informal]

See also: bother, fuss, hassle [informal], shindy [informal], stink [informal], trouble

Type of: disorder, fib, performance, porky [Brit, informal], porky pie [Brit, informal], public presentation, story, tale, taradiddle [informal], tarradiddle [informal]

Encyclopedia: Song and dance