make a big thing about/out of (something)

idiom

Definition of make a big thing about/out of (something)

informal
: to act as if something is very important or serious when it is not Don't make such a big thing about missing the bus: there'll be another one along in a minute. It was a minor error, but she made a big thing out of it.

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