song and dance

make a song and dance about sth (if you make a song and dance about sth behave as if it was worse, more important, more difficult etc than it really is) {BrE informal} — преувеличивать; устраивать настоящий спектакль вокруг чего-л.; устраивать настоящий цирк вокруг чего-л.; раздувать

Example 1: Ann was there, making a song and dance about her aching feet.

Example 2: Look here, there's no need to make a song and dance of it.

Example 3: This theme has a curious persistence, but one does not need a song and dance about it.

See also
[make a meal out of sth],
[much ado]

2. give a song and dance — an explanation or excuse that is too long and complicated (пускаться в объяснения; оправдываться)

She gave us a long song and dance about why she was late.