make a thing of/out of something(redirected from make a thing out of)
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 too big a thing out of the whole situation, if you ask me. Let's not make a thing of this; it's just a minor setback.