dance\ to\ another\ tune

v. phr.
To talk or act differently, usually better because things have changed; be more polite or obedient because you are forced to do it.

Johnny refused to do his homework but punishment made him dance to another tune.

Compare: change one's tune, sing a different tune

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • dance to another tune — {v. phr.} To talk or act differently, usually better because things have changed; be more polite or obedient because you are forced to do it. * /Johnny refused to do his homework but punishment made him dance to another tune./ Compare: CHANGE ONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dance to another tune — {v. phr.} To talk or act differently, usually better because things have changed; be more polite or obedient because you are forced to do it. * /Johnny refused to do his homework but punishment made him dance to another tune./ Compare: CHANGE ONE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dance to another tune — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. act differently, change one s mind, sing a different tune; see change 4 , differ 1 , reconsider …   English dictionary for students

  • dance to another tune — change one s opinion; change one s behavior …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dance to another tune — phrasal : to follow a changed course of action especially involuntarily …   Useful english dictionary

  • to another tune — See: DANCE TO ANOTHER TUNE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to another tune — See: DANCE TO ANOTHER TUNE …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • to\ another\ tune — See: dance to another tune …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dance — [dans, däns] vi. danced, dancing [ME dauncen < OFr danser < ? Frank * dintjan, to tremble, move back and forth] 1. to move the body and feet in rhythm, ordinarily to music 2. to move lightly and gaily; caper 3. to bob up and down 4. to be… …   English World dictionary

  • dance — dancingly, adv. /dans, dahns/, v., danced, dancing, n. v.i. 1. to move one s feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, esp. to the accompaniment of music. 2. to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or… …   Universalium

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