make something out of nothing

make something out of nothing

also make something (out) of it
to say that something is a problem when it is not You seem to think I'm making something out of nothing, but I think these letters are important.
Usage notes: often used to ask someone if they want to disagree or fight about something: Yeah, I like Lee's movies – you want to make something of it?
See also: make, nothing, of, out
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