a storm in a teacup

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a storm in a teacup

A disproportionate reaction of anger, concern, or displeasure over some minor or trivial matter. If you ask me, these protests are nothing but a storm in a teacup that's been stoked by a media campaign of misinformation. I really think you're making a storm in a teacup over this. It's just a tiny scratch on the car!
See also: storm, teacup

a storm in a teacup

  (British & Australian)
a situation where people get very angry or worried about something that is not important (not used with the ) I think it's all a storm in a teacup - there's probably no danger to public health at all.
See also: storm, teacup