a tempest in a teapot

noun phrase

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

Examples of a tempest in a teapot in a Sentence

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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 13 Jun. 2024.

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