Значение идиомы song and dance

[song and dance] {n.}, {informal} 1. Foolish or uninteresting talk;dull nonsense. Usually used with “give”.

I met Nancy today and shegave me a long song and dance about her family.

2. A long lie orexcuse, often meant to get pity. Usually used with “give”.

Billygave the teacher a song and dance about his mother being sick as anexcuse for being late.

The tramp asked us for money and tried togive us a big song and dance about having to buy a bus ticket toChicago.