make a big deal (out) of (something)

variants: or make (something) into a big deal

Definition of make a big deal (out) of (something)

: 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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to express emotion in a dramatic way

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