make (a) big play of (something)

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make (a) big play of (something)

To do something in a grandiose or ostentatious manner so as to draw attention to it and make it seem very important. The film makes big play of the supposed antagonistic relationship between the two big thinkers. As public opinion shifts, conservative politicians are making a big play of their historic opposition to the law.
See also: big, make, of, play