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make a fuss

This page is about the collocation make a fuss

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to create unnecessary excitement or concern about something

For example

  • I wish you wouldn't make such a fuss when we visit, Mum. Just relax and enjoy yourself.

  • I like people who achieve a lot without making a big fuss about what they're doing.

Note:
A similar collocation is "kick up a fuss"

Quick Quiz

Newspapers make a really big fuss when

a. shoplifters get arrested

b. speeding drivers get arrested

c. famous celebrities get arrested

Contributor: Matt Errey