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Ironically today, about 5:10 pm Eastern Standard time, I was watching television. During a commercial for a birth control product called nova ring, the advertiser states it is better than going through the “old song and dance.”
In the states here using a borrowed term is quite alright as long as it doesn’t distort the intended meaning. The term” Musical” itself would serve the purpose better than “song and dance,” which can mean evasiveness.
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song and dance show/musical
Explanation: depending on context it could be a performance of singing and dancing, or a musical show
Alan Gardiner Local time: 03:35 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 8