make a production of

make a production (out) of something

to make something seem more complicated or difficult than it is It's only a couple of hours' work. Do you have to make such a production of it?
Related vocabulary: blow something out of (all) proportion
See also: make, of

make a production (out) of something

to make something seem more complicated or difficult to do than it is If you ask Tom to do anything, he always makes such a production of it that you wish you'd just done it yourself.
See also: make, of