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much ado about nothing

A lot of commotion or excitement over something insignificant. This really isn't a big deal—it's all much ado about nothing.
See also: ado, much, nothing

with no further ado

With no more delay. And now, with no further ado, let's introduce the opening act!
See also: ado, further, no

without further ado

With no more delay. And now, without further ado, let's introduce the opening act! Well, gentlemen, if we're settled upon the terms of the agreement, then let's sign the contract without any further ado.
See also: ado, further, without

without much ado

Without a lot of commotion, excitement, or ceremony. You'd think they would want as much publicity about the new product as possible, but they just quietly released it onto the market without much ado. For all the media attention on the suspect when she was caught, her trial came and went without much ado.
See also: ado, much, without
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

much ado about nothing

Cliché a furor over something unimportant. (The name of a Shakespeare play.) All this arguing is much ado about nothing.
See also: ado, much, nothing

without further ado

Cliché without further talk. (An overworked phrase usually heard in public announcements.) And without further ado, I would like to introduce Mr. Bill Franklin! The time has come to leave, so without further ado, good evening and good-bye.
See also: ado, further, without
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

much ado about nothing

A big fuss over a trifle, as in Jerry had everyone running around looking for his gloves-much ado about nothing. Although this expression is best remembered as the title of Shakespeare's comedy, the phrase much ado was already being used for a big commotion or trouble in the early 1500s.
See also: ado, much, nothing

without further ado

Also, without more ado. Without more work, ceremony, or fuss. For example, Without further ado they adjourned the meeting and went home, or And now, without more ado, here is our speaker of the day. This idiom has one of the few surviving uses of the noun ado, meaning "what is being done." (Another is much ado about nothing.) [Late 1300s]
See also: ado, further, without
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

much ado about nothing

JOURNALISM
If you describe a situation as much ado about nothing, you mean that people are making a lot of fuss about something which is not very important. French newspapers described the international row as `Much Ado About Nothing'. After one year, I dropped out of the course because it was much ado about nothing really. It was all about style, not about content. Note: `Much Ado About Nothing' is the title of a play by Shakespeare.
See also: ado, much, nothing

without much ado

If something happens without much ado, no fuss is made about it. The first of a number of problem dates for computing's millennium bug has come and gone without much ado.
See also: ado, much, without
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

without further/more aˈdo

(old-fashioned) without delaying; immediately: So without further ado, let’s get on with tonight’s show.
See also: ado, further, more, without
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

much ado about nothing

A commotion over a trifle; a tempest in a teapot. It is best remembered as Shakespeare’s title for a comedy, but the term was already known by the time he used it. The noun ado, meaning “a big fuss,” survives largely in this cliché.
See also: ado, much, nothing
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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