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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 (something)

To exaggerate or put too much focus on a minor issue and make it seem like a major one. You got one B and you're acting like you're failing the class. You're making a drama out of the whole thing, if you ask me. Let's not make a drama out of what's really just a minor setback.
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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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The drama reveals all the problems of being in a family.
With hundreds of dramas shown from the Winter Sonata era, they resulted to different kinds of viewers.
Its considerable influence on China also leads in China to the studies on American drama among other things.
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The satellite pay TV channels covered in the report are: Masah, MBC HD, MBC+2 HD, MBC Drama HD, Hikayat, Hikayat 2, MBC+ Drama, OSN Yahala +2 HD, OSN Yahala HD, OSN Yahala Shabab, OSN Yahala Drama, Series +4, Series Channel, Al Safwa, Al Yawm, MTV Lebanon HD, Al Nahar HD, Al Nahar Drama HD, MBC 4, Rotana Plus HD, Rotana Khalijiyah +2 HD, and Abu Dhabi Drama + HD.
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.
Helen O'Grady, drama teacher and actress, rented a little hall in a suburb in Perth, Australia, in 1979, and started after-school drama classes for children.
The introduction 'Balancing Perspectives' provides a very detailed explanation of the history of drama teaching in the curriculum since the 1950s, citing some of the most well-known practitioners including Gavin Bolton and Dorothy Heathcote--even I'd heard of them.
He added that the constructive presentations and the positive and real factors have given the Syrian Drama a high status and specialty in the fields of art and creativity leading it to gain acceptance of different segments in the Arab societies.
The primary drama handbook is a terrific resource for primary school teachers.
Creative drama is an improvised enactment in which informal playmaking is planned and played with spontaneous action and dialogue.
SALTBURN: Wilbert Zijlmans from Saltburn '53 Drama Group has uploaded details of the Saltburn Drama Festival taking place this week.
London may be the entertainment format capital of the world, but drama exports have lagged.
Before becoming a pre-service teacher educator, I taught high-school drama for over a decade, often using process drama techniques to encourage student explorations of universal themes and human problems (Bolton, "It's all Theatre"; Bowell and Heap; O'Neill).