make a fuss over

{v. phr.} 1. To quarrel about something or someone. * /I want you kids to stop fussing about who gets the drumstick./ 2. To he excessively concerned about someone or something; worry. * /Let's not fuss over such an insignificant problem!/ 3. To show exaggerated care or preoccupation about a person or an animal. * /Aunt Hermione is constantly fussing over her old lapdog./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • make a fuss over — (or Brit. of) treat (a person or animal) with excessive attention or affection …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a fuss over — • to make a fuss about • to make a fuss over (from Idioms in Speech) to complain or be angry about unimportant things Don t make such a fuss, Mother, he whispered, on the platform, after she had kissed him. I ve only been away a short time. (G.… …   Idioms and examples

  • make a fuss over — {v. phr.} 1. To quarrel about something or someone. * /I want you kids to stop fussing about who gets the drumstick./ 2. To he excessively concerned about someone or something; worry. * /Let s not fuss over such an insignificant problem!/ 3. To… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make\ a\ fuss\ over — v. phr. 1. To quarrel about something or someone. I want you kids to stop fussing about who gets the drumstick. 2. To be excessively concerned about someone or something; worry. Let s not fuss over such an insignificant problem! 3. To show… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make a fuss over somebody — make a fuss of/over sb idiom to pay a lot of attention to sb, usually to show how much you like them • They made a great fuss of the baby. • The dog loves being made a fuss of. Main entry: ↑fussidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a fuss about — • to make a fuss about • to make a fuss over (from Idioms in Speech) to complain or be angry about unimportant things Don t make such a fuss, Mother, he whispered, on the platform, after she had kissed him. I ve only been away a short time. (G.… …   Idioms and examples

  • make a fuss of somebody — make a fuss of/over sb idiom to pay a lot of attention to sb, usually to show how much you like them • They made a great fuss of the baby. • The dog loves being made a fuss of. Main entry: ↑fussidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • make\ such\ a\ fuss\ over — v. phr. 1. To quarrel about something or someone. I want you kids to stop fussing about who gets the drumstick. 2. To be excessively concerned about someone or something; worry. Let s not fuss over such an insignificant problem! 3. To show… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make\ a\ fuss\ about — v. phr. 1. To quarrel about something or someone. I want you kids to stop fussing about who gets the drumstick. 2. To be excessively concerned about someone or something; worry. Let s not fuss over such an insignificant problem! 3. To show… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fuss — fuss1 S3 [fʌs] n [singular, U] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Perhaps from the sound of someone breathing quickly and excitedly] 1.) anxious behaviour or activity that is usually about unimportant things ▪ James said he d better be getting back or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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