make a song and dance about something
This page is about the idiom make a song and dance about something
If you make a song and dance about something, you make a big deal out of, or a fuss over, something that isn't very important.
- Why are people making such a song and dance about the fact that the health minister used to smoke cigarettes? You'd think he'd worshipped the devil from the way they're carrying on about it!
- Carol thinks people should be angry about the injustices in the world, but instead they make a song and dance about things like the high price of bananas.
This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
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Contributor: Matt Errey