make an issue of/out of something

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make an issue (out) of (something)

To exaggerate or treat a minor issue in a way that makes it seem like a major one. You got one B and you're acting like you're failing the class—don't make an issue out of nothing. Let's not make an issue of this; it's just a minor setback.
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make an issue of

treat too seriously or as a problem.
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make an ˈissue of/out of something

behave as if something is more serious or important than it really is: Look, it’s not important who did it. Let’s not make an issue out of it.
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