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make a production (out) of (something)
To make something much more elaborate, complicated, and/or difficult than it is or needs to be. We're just going for a drive into the countryside for the afternoon. I don't know why you're making a big production out of it. The bosses always like to make a big production of our weekly meetings, when they could just save us all the time and send the information in an email.
on (the) production of (something)
Upon showing or presenting something. Guests will only be allowed inside on production of their invitations. You will be able to withdraw the funds on the production of government-approved identification.
make a production of something
If someone makes a production of something, they make it seem much more complicated, difficult or important than is necessary. I don't know why we insisted on making such a production of these dinners, because by the time Julian arrived we were always exhausted. He made a production of brushing his hands clean on his pant legs. Note: A production here is something such as a play or a musical.