Typical absurd lie or excuse used quite often, lame, and silly things that have been stated before


  • The idiom belongs to the world of entertainment. If you go to a musical concert or any show, off course you would like to see and hear fresh and different things not the same old stuff. You will expect or like to see new and interesting performances thus this expression refers to the dull and dreary things being said or used before. It also means to give same excuse or lie to rid one of bad situation.

Erik gave an excuse for not doing his homework for which his teacher said no more of same old song and dance.

Submitted on February 25, 2019


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το ίδιο παλιό τραγούδι και χορός

stessa vecchia canzone e danza


같은 옛날 노래와 춤

samme gamle sang og dans

та же старая песня и танец

זעלביקער אַלט ליד און טאַנצן


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