song and dance love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A theatrical performance that combines singing and dancing.
  • noun An excessively elaborate effort to explain or justify.
  • noun An elaborate story or explanation intended to deceive or mislead.

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  • noun idiomatic An excessively elaborate story or excuse used to justify something
  • noun idiomatic An excessively complex set of instructions

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  • noun an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
  • noun theatrical performance combining singing and dancing

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  • thefreedictionary.com:

    n. pl. song and dances or songs and dances

    1. A theatrical performance that combines singing and dancing.

    2. Slang

    a. An excessively elaborate effort to explain or justify.

    b. An elaborate story or explanation intended to deceive or mislead.

    February 4, 2008