a tempest in a teapot

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: a situation in which people are upset or angry about something that is not very important

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“A tempest in a teapot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20tempest%20in%20a%20teapot. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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