a tempest in a teapot

a tempest in a teapot

  (American)
a situation where people get very angry or worried about something that is not important (not used with the ) The whole affair is just a tempest in a teapot. In a couple of months everyone will have forgotten about it.
See also: teapot, tempest
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A more valid criticism, perhaps, is that the report is a tempest in a teapot.