a storm in a teacup

noun phrase

Definition of a storm in a teacup

British
: a situation in which people are very angry or upset about something that is not important The whole controversy turned out to be a storm in a teacup.

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“A storm in a teacup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20storm%20in%20a%20teacup. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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