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a storm in a teacup
A disproportionate reaction of anger, concern, or displeasure over some minor or trivial matter. If you ask me, these protests are nothing but a storm in a teacup that's been stoked by a media campaign of misinformation. I really think you're making a storm in a teacup over this. It's just a tiny scratch on the car!
a storm in a teacupBRITISH
If you say that a situation is a storm in a teacup, you mean people are very upset or annoyed about something that is not at all important and will soon be forgotten. Parnell said that he thought the whole matter a storm in a teacup, and that it would pass quickly. Note: The usual American expression is a tempest in a teapot.
a storm in a teacupgreat excitement or anger about a trivial matter.
A North American variant of this expression is a tempest in a teapot .
1998 Times A storm in a teacup? Who cares about a bunch of seeds?