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song and dance

mainly US informal a ​long and ​complicatedstatement or ​story, sometimes one that is not ​true: She gave me some song and ​dance about how ​busy she is.
(Definition of song and dance from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “song and dance”
in Chinese (Simplified) 长篇唠叨, (尤指)大套谎话…
in Chinese (Traditional) 長篇嘮叨, (尤指)胡言亂語…
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