a song and dance (about something)

From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha song and dance (about something)a song and dance (about something)informal a) British EnglishCOMPLAIN if you make a song and dance about something, you behave as if it was worse, more important, more difficult etc than it really is Suzy was there, making a song and dance about her aching feet. b) American EnglishREASON an explanation or excuse that is too long and complicated She gave us a long song and dance about why she was late. swansong song
Examples from the Corpus
making a song and danceBut to the children of Gloucestershire, it's just making a song and dance about having fun.