fuss about

fuss about

1. To complain or gripe about someone or something. Quit fussing about your ex-boyfriend—you guys broke up over a year ago. She hates the cold weather, so she'll be fussing about it until spring.
2. To do something in a hasty or energetic manner. Mom wasn't expecting us, so she fussed about and prepared some snacks as we settled down in the living room.
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fuss about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. What are you fussing about now? Are you still fussing about Tony?
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fuss about

 and fuss around
to go about complaining; to move about in a busy manner. Don't fuss about so much. Things will take care of themselves. Now, stop fussing around and sit down.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Some Frogs frequenting the pool heard his lamentation, and said, "What would you do if you had to live here always as we do, when you make such a fuss about a mere fall into the water?"
Casson, we have seen, considered Adam "rather lifted up and peppery-like": he thought the gentry made more fuss about this young carpenter than was necessary; they made no fuss about Mr.
Then why should there by any fuss about this Magdalen?'
And to hear HIM make a fuss about too much sail on the ship seemed one of those incredible experiences that take place only in one's dreams.
If I fuss, let me tell you, it's because there is something to fuss about! Look at my foot!
Our local MP is fond of making a fuss about local health services.
IT pays to kick up a fuss about shoddy goods and services as disappointed customers got PS50million after moaning last year.
A GAY Church of Scotland minister claims that in years to come people will wonder why there was a fuss about the introduction of same-sex marriages.
IT may seem trivial to make a fuss about Home Secretary Jacqui Smith claiming pounds 10 after her husband watched adult films.
Q: The Prime Minister's spokesman described the media focus on Gordon Brown's dithering over signing the EU treaty as "a big fuss about nothing".
Astronomers recently made a fuss about Pluto, saying that it's not really big enough to be called a planet (see "Pluto and the Plutons").
We need to be sensible about these things and not start causing a fuss about something which doesn't warrant it.
THERE'S been a lot of fuss about The Vines.The Australian foursome have even been compared to Nirvana in some quarters, a comparison as much about the erratic behaviour of the band's singer Craig Nicholls as their grungy rock.
Tennant: Loosely translated, Wotapalava means "what a fuss about nothing." The idea of the tour was to do a gay Lollapalooza.
"There was a lot of fuss about me before the game but the big thing obviously was concentrating on playing football.