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a fuss about nothing

An inordinate amount of stress, concern, frustration, or anger over something that is not actually very important. The senator claimed the outrage over the supposed scandal was all a fuss about nothing. Because I was injured on set, I had to be taken to the emergency room, even though it was just a dislocated thumb. It was a lot of fuss about nothing, but we had to follow company policy.
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a ˌfuss about ˈnothing

a lot of anger or worry about something that is not important: She complained about her food twice in the restaurant. She was making a lot of fuss about nothing — I thought everything was fine.
See also: fuss, nothing
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what a fuss about nothing!" said Fanny, ready to cry with vexation.
The brave and reliable public servants who put their lives on the line on a daily basis to protect us are among the least likely to make a fuss about nothing.
MC ...WHAT a load of fuss about nothing. If you get a gift card and can't spend it within a year, you don't deserve anything.
As usual, they made a big fuss about nothing. Not even the well-worn argument brought up in these instances -- it would lead to an upgrading of the pseudo-state and downgrading of the Republic -- could be used with a straight face.
I THINK that the remarks made about Muslims wearing burkas is a fuss about nothing.
|He avoided his own 90th birthday exhibition at Windsor Castle claiming it was a lot of fuss about nothing.
"It's a fuss about nothing. I am a great believer in the Yorkshire saying: 'Tha'll eat more than a peck a muck afore tha dees"' TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, praising the Duchess of Cambridge for eating a tomato that had fallen on the floor.
Our unity in responding to common threats is our most potent weapon" Prime Minister Theresa May "I'm discovering what it's like to be on your last legs" The Duke of Edinburgh, who recently announced he was retiring from public duties "It's a fuss about nothing. I am a great believer in the Yorkshire saying:'Tha'll eat more than a peck a muck afore tha dees"' TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh, praising the Duchess of Cambridge for eating a tomato that had fallen on the floor "I am only 5ft 4in.
But, instead of this being remembered as a victory for the engineers who fixed the bug, it's gone down in history as a media-fuelled fuss about nothing.
Mum-of-one Emma Cairns, 43, of Wokingham, Berks, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2011, but said she had been made to feel to she was "making a fuss about nothing" when she first raised concerns.
Political observer Alajdin Demiri considers that Thaci makes fuss about nothing and pointlessly threatens to exit the negotiations.
Peacock claims there had been "a fuss about nothing" and she would "die for her child and that he was the most precious thing in the world".