a fuss about nothing

a fuss about nothing

An inordinate amount of stress, concern, frustration, or anger over something that is not actually very important. The senator claimed the outrage over the supposed scandal was all a fuss about nothing. Because I was injured on set, I had to be taken to the emergency room, even though it was just a dislocated thumb. It was a lot of fuss about nothing, but we had to follow company policy.
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a ˌfuss about ˈnothing

a lot of anger or worry about something that is not important: She complained about her food twice in the restaurant. She was making a lot of fuss about nothing — I thought everything was fine.
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What a fuss about nothing. If the child is now feeling upset I would suggest that is more because she has been thrust into the limelight because of the complaints rather than because of the kiss itself.
Wasn't it all just a fuss about nothing? They can still hunt within the confines of the law, meaning thousands of hounds won't have to be put down as was threatened by the hunts people.
No, it wasn't a fuss about nothing. It was about a law brought in to stop people acting out of free will and doing what they want to do.
Tennant: Loosely translated, Wotapalava means "what a fuss about nothing." The idea of the tour was to do a gay Lollapalooza.
Meaning "what a fuss about nothing," the name refers to society's endless flap over sexual orientation, not to the festival lineup.