make a big deal (out) of (something)


variants or make (something) into a big deal
: to treat (something) as very important or too important
The girl's song was far from perfect, but her parents made a big deal of it, and she was very happy.
Don't make such a big deal (out) of missing the bus: there'll be another one along in a minute.

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Recent Examples on the Web When Hernández was playing for the Seattle Mariners last year, Ohtani struck him with a pitch, and Ohtani seemed to appreciate that Hernández didn’t make a big deal out of it. Dylan Hernández, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 And in true wife-guy fashion, Kelce couldn’t help but make a big deal out of it. Hanna Lustig, Glamour, 12 Feb. 2024 Both high-tech and low-key, this collared snap-down fits and stretches like a jersey but doesn’t make a big deal out of it. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 5 May 2023 He’s always been one to not make a big deal out of it. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 25 Mar. 2023 The makers of Ikaria Lean Belly Juice also make a big deal out of the supplement’s effects on uric acid. James Robinson, Discover Magazine, 8 Dec. 2022 The Kardashians and Jenners love to make a big deal out of Halloween, and Kendall finally posted her 2022 entry to the genre on Instagram. Aimée Lutkin, ELLE, 30 Oct. 2022 Everybody’s going to make a big deal out of it, and that particular player is going to have to handle that; the other guys are going to have to handle that. Tom Green |, al, 21 July 2022 The Tundra i-Force Max doesn't make a big deal out of its hybrid nature, said Craig Herring, a Toyota engineer, because, during market research, potential customers showed no interest in buying a hybrid. Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN, 14 June 2022 See More

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“Make a big deal (out) of (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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