Definition of a tempest in a teapot in English:

a tempest in a teapot

phrase

  • See tempest

    North American term for a storm in a teacup (see storm)
    • ‘To some in this small town, it's a tempest in a teapot that smacks of partisan politics.’
    • ‘A review of the registration process might prove whether this is a tempest in a teapot.’
    • ‘A more valid criticism, perhaps, is that the report is a tempest in a teapot.’
    • ‘In reality, the firestorm of publicity engulfing Gaughan was nothing more than a tempest in a teapot.’
    • ‘Bethel further said that it was a tempest in a teapot that would blow over.’
    • ‘I find the discussions interesting, but it is a tempest in a teapot, ultimately irrevelant.’
    • ‘The dispute here is a tempest in a teapot created by impoverished healthcare budgets that make the above steps unaffordable.’
    • ‘Well, it turned out to be a tempest in a teapot.’
    • ‘In truth, this whole point seems like a tempest in a teapot.’
    • ‘"It's a tempest in a teapot," he said.’