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drama queen

A person (usually a woman, though not always) who is given to exaggerated, disproportionate emotional reactions to relatively minor events or situations. Since I was an only child, my mother tended to be a bit of a drama queen about anything happening in my life. Ah, don't be such a drama queen, Tom, they're not going to fire you for a simple mistake like that.
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make a drama out of

exaggerate the importance of a minor problem or incident. informal
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make a ˈdrama out of something

make a small problem or event seem more important or serious than it really is: Oh come on, it’s only a tiny scratch — you always make such a drama out of everything!
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Working in partnership with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru it will stage performances including the premiere of last year's Drama Medal winning play La Primera Cena by Dewi Wyn Williams.
He said that a family drama would be started from August 7, at 8 pm daily in Tamaseel Theatre and commercial dramas would be staged at 11:00 pm.
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Courtesy of Helen O'Grady Drama Academy's Facebook page
Because, every good teacher should use in their work the pedagogy which has developed through drama education in their work.
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Creative drama is an improvised enactment in which informal playmaking is planned and played with spontaneous action and dialogue.
He said: "I was very nervous sitting in the pavilion waiting for my name to be announced but it was a great feeling and an honour to receive the drama medal in the pavilion.
Wilbert says: "This week the Saltburn Community Theatre will be the place to be for the best of amateur drama in the North-east.
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The boy drama Never a shortage of boys in your world, magnetic Gemini.
Brant convinced me that much in the Fourth Gospel can be appreciated more clearly if the conventions of drama are understood.
High Drama details the significance of entertainment to America's western pioneers in the youth of the country, as well as an accurate background story of many of the principle theaters and the acting talents they showcased.
Written by three former directors, producers, writers, and teachers of theatre, Creating Historical Drama covers features of biographical, pageant, and epic drama, how to lead and organize a theatrical group, how to energize community resources and evaluate a production site, and much more.