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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

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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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References in classic literature ?
"It won't do to begin making a fuss about one," said Mr.
So much fuss about one planning application when I didn't see much objection to a cemetery being built on the site, recommended and passed by Kirklees Council officers.
All this self-congratulatory fuss about one positive decision -- the wage freeze in parasite sector, which should have been implemented two years ago -- and several unjust tax measures adopted for no other reason than to keep union bosses happy.
Why the fuss about one more extinct plant or animal?