a storm in a teapot

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a storm in a teapot

A disproportionate reaction of anger, concern, or displeasure over some minor or trivial matter. (A less common variant of "a tempest in a teacup/teapot.") If you ask me, these protests are nothing but a storm in a teapot that's been stoked by a media campaign of misinformation. I really think you're making a storm in a teapot over this. It's just a tiny scratch on the car!
See also: storm, teapot
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It had no safety implications and really is a storm in a teapot.
But it was the storm in a teapot - or, more precisely, an urn - that cut short Prince Andrew's visit to Connah's Quay High School in Flintshire yesterday.