One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Exaggerate the importance of (a minor problem or incident)‘Gwyneth makes such a drama out of things’
incident, scene, spectacle, crisisView synonyms
- ‘It certainly doesn't seem like there's much time to make a drama out of the Illinois senate race.’
- ‘Now that we are destroying false idols, the world has made a drama out of it.’
- ‘Nobody makes a drama out of a crisis quite like that team, and they might have good reason to after tonight.’
- ‘The Police inspector doesn't make a drama out of a crisis - despite having had more than his fair share during a distinguished career.’
- ‘That way, when the car breaks down, the washing machine floods the kitchen floor or the telly goes ping you don't need to make a drama out of a crisis.’
- ‘What's the point in making a drama out of nothing?’
- ‘His first song was played on his knees, pulling the mic down as if he were skulking in the corner of the room, wanting to play, but not make a drama out of it.’
- ‘However, Sarah was not about to make a drama out of that crisis.’
- ‘It was a matter of becoming aware of the mad aspects of myself, without making a drama out of it, and while keeping my feet on the ground.’
- ‘To misquote an old advertisement for an insurance company, I always make a drama out of a crisis.’
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