make a song and dance about

Meaning(s)

1. make something more important than it really is

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don't make a big song and dance about it

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If you make a song and dance about something, it means to cause a scene, to exaggerate or complain about something in a way that is excessive or which makes something seem more important than it actually is. Similar in meaning to 'make a scene'.

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  1. It's really not that big a deal, so please don't make a big song and dance about it.
  2. As soon as the students were told that their exam date had been changed, they all started making a big song and dance about it.

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  1. The customer made a huge song and dance when they complained about our service; they destroyed our reputation.
  2. If we ask for something to be changed we expected to be done, not for you to make a song and dance about it.

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