Definition of dance to someone's tune in English:

dance to someone's tune

  • Comply completely with someone’s demands and wishes.
    More example sentences
    • I denied vigorously that we were dancing to their tune - I protested that I was acting only in the long-term interests of the BBC.
    • He has the world's only superpower dancing to his tune.
    • He not only held the finalists in a trance, but also the audience that comprised students and teachers dancing to his tune.
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