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with no further ado

With no more delay. And now, with no further ado, let's introduce the opening act!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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much ado about nothing

Cliché a furor over something unimportant. (The name of a Shakespeare play.) All this arguing is much ado about nothing.
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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.
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without further/more aˈdo

(old-fashioned) without delaying; immediately: So without further ado, let’s get on with tonight’s show.
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