make a thing of/out of something

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make a (big) thing (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 big a thing out of nothing, if you ask me. Let's not make a thing of this. It's just a minor setback.
See also: make, of, thing

make a thing of

1 regard as essential. 2 cause a fuss about. informal
See also: make, of, thing

make a (big) ˈthing of/out of something

(informal) make something seem much more serious or important than it really is: It was only a small mistake, but he made a really big thing out of it.
See also: make, of, out, something, thing