dance to a different tune


dance to a different tune
talk or act differently (usually better) because things have changed

He has begun dancing to a different tune now that he knows that his head salesman is thinking of quitting.


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  • sing a different tune — or[whistle a different tune] also[sing a new tune] {v. phr.}, {informal} To talk or act in the opposite way; contradict something said before. * /Charles said that all smokers should be expelled from the team but he sang a different tune after… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sing a different tune — or[whistle a different tune] also[sing a new tune] {v. phr.}, {informal} To talk or act in the opposite way; contradict something said before. * /Charles said that all smokers should be expelled from the team but he sang a different tune after… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sing\ a\ different\ tune — • sing a different tune • whistle a different tune • sing a new tune v. phr. informal To talk or act in the opposite way; contradict something said before. Charles said that all smokers should be expelled from the team but he sang a different… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • whistle\ a\ different\ tune — • sing a different tune • whistle a different tune • sing a new tune v. phr. informal To talk or act in the opposite way; contradict something said before. Charles said that all smokers should be expelled from the team but he sang a different… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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 — 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

  • tune — I n. melody 1) to compose, write a tune 2) to hum; play; sing; whistle a tune (to play a tune on the piano) 3) to carry ( sing the notes of ) a tune 4) a tune of, to (the tune to a song) 5) a catchy; lilting tune 6) in tune; out of tune (to sing… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • tune — tune1 [ tun ] noun count INFORMAL ** a song or piece of music: the station that plays all your favorite tunes a Russian folk tune be in/out of tune with 1. ) to understand/not understand the feelings, opinions, or needs of a group of people: He… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 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… …   Словарь американских идиом