fuss and feathers

fuss and feathers

Unnecessary embellishments or pomp. Oh please, don't throw me a dinner party—who needs that kind of fuss and feathers?
See also: and, feather, fuss

fuss and feathers

Rur. fancy addictions that are overdone or troublesome. A truly elegant dress doesn't have a lot of fuss and feathers. They ruined a nice room with all that fuss and feathers.
See also: and, feather, fuss

fuss and feathers

Needless commotion and display, as in There was so much fuss and feathers over the award ceremony that I decided not to attend . This expression probably survives because of its appealing alliteration. [Mid-1800s]
See also: and, feather, fuss
References in classic literature ?
I think she would get a glance of approval, though, from people who like sense and simplicity rather than fuss and feathers.
Then it was that the Madness of Manhattan, the frenzy of Fuss and Feathers, the Bacillus of Brag, the Provincial Plague of Pose seized upon Towers Chandler.