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with no further ado

With no more delay. And now, with no further ado, let's introduce the opening act!
See also: ado, further

much ado about nothing

Cliché a furor over something unimportant. (The name of a Shakespeare play.) All this arguing is much ado about nothing.
See also: ado, much, nothing

without further ado

Cliché without further talk. (An overworked phrase usually heard in public announcements.) And without further ado, I would like to introduce Mr. Bill Franklin! The time has come to leave, so without further ado, good evening and good-bye.
See also: ado, further, without

much ado about nothing

a lot of trouble or excitement about something that is not important His opponents have questioned his role in obtaining the contract, but he claims he did nothing wrong, and that it's much ado about nothing.
Etymology: from the title of a play by William Shakespeare
See also: ado, much, nothing

without further ado

(slightly formal) also without more ado
without any more talk or activity Without further ado, here is my list of the ten best restaurants in St. Louis.
See also: ado, further, without

much ado about nothing

a lot of trouble and excitement about something which is not important
Usage notes: Much Ado about Nothing is the title of a famous play by Shakespeare.
People have been getting very upset about the seating arrangements for the Christmas dinner, but as far as I'm concerned it's all much ado about nothing.
See also: ado, much, nothing

without further/more ado

without any delay And so, without further ado, let me introduce you to tonight's speaker.
See also: ado, further, without

much ado about nothing

A big fuss over a trifle, as in Jerry had everyone running around looking for his gloves-much ado about nothing. Although this expression is best remembered as the title of Shakespeare's comedy, the phrase much ado was already being used for a big commotion or trouble in the early 1500s.
See also: ado, much, nothing

without further ado

Also, without more ado. Without more work, ceremony, or fuss. For example, Without further ado they adjourned the meeting and went home, or And now, without more ado, here is our speaker of the day. This idiom has one of the few surviving uses of the noun ado, meaning "what is being done." (Another is much ado about nothing.) [Late 1300s]
See also: ado, further, without
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