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tempest in a teapot(Noun)
A major fuss over a trivial matter.
Origin: Earliest date: 1838
Tempest in a teapot
Tempest in a teapot, or storm in a teacup, is an idiom meaning a small event that has been exaggerated out of proportion. There are also lesser known or earlier variants, such as tempest in a teacup, storm in a cream bowl, tempest in a glass of water, storm in a wash-hand basin, and storm in a glass of water.
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