a fuss over nothing

a fuss over 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 over 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 over nothing, but we had to follow company policy.
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ONE THING that people seem to be forgetting in all this fuss about the possible terrorist invasion of the Royal party (avoiding the fact that it wasn't a terrorist, so this is all a fuss over nothing) is that if a terrorist group wanted to do it right, they would have crashed a plane into the party and not bothered sending in just one person, so to try and pass the buck onto one police officer for slipping up is a little unfair.