make a big thing of


make a big thing of
turn something into a major issue or matter (Slang)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a big thing — informal ◇ If you make a big thing (out) of (something) or make a big thing about (something), you act as if something is very important or serious when it is not. It was a minor error, but she made a big thing out of it. Don t make such a big… …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a big thing of —    If you attach a lot of importance to something, or make it a special occasion, you make a big thing of it.     It s Jack s birthday but he doesn t want to make a big thing of it, so please don t mention it …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Make a big thing of — turn into a major issue: OK, so I made a mistake, there s no need to make a big thing of it …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • make a big thing of — Australian Slang turn into a major issue: OK, so I made a mistake, there s no need to make a big thing of it …   English dialects glossary

  • make a big thing (out) of (something) — to behave as if something is very important. He always makes a big thing out of helping me cook. I want some sort of party, but I don t want to make a big thing of it …   New idioms dictionary

  • make a big thing (out) of something — informal phrase to treat something as if it is more important than it really is Don’t make such a big thing out of it. It’s only a few days late. Thesaurus: to exaggerate and overstatesynonym Main entry: big …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a (big) thing of something — make a (big) ˈthing of/about sth idiom (informal) to make sth seem more important than it really is Main entry: ↑thingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a (big) thing about something — make a (big) ˈthing of/about sth idiom (informal) to make sth seem more important than it really is Main entry: ↑thingidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Next Big Thing — This article is about the Vince Gill album. For other uses, see The Next Big Thing (disambiguation). Next Big Thing Studio album by Vince Gill Released Feb …   Wikipedia

  • thing — W1S1 [θıŋ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(idea/action/feeling/fact)¦ 2¦(object)¦ 3¦(situation)¦ 4¦(nothing)¦ 5¦(person/animal)¦ 6¦(make a comment)¦ 7 the thing is 8 the last thing somebody wants/expects/needs etc 9 last thing …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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