tempest in a teapot
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Earliest date: 1838
- (idiomatic) A major fuss over a trivial matter.
- The media frenzy over the actor's drunken behavior was a tempest in a teapot.
- This is by far the most common of the synonyms in the US.
- storm in a teacup
- storm in a tea-kettle
- storm in a teapot
- tempest in a teacup
- tempest in a tea-kettle
- tempest in a teacup in the Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
- "storm in a teacup," Webster's Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged. Merriam-Webster (2002).