Definition of make a fuss in English:

make a fuss


  • Become angry and complain.

    ‘I thought Mum might make a fuss but she was in a good mood’
    ‘she'd made a big fuss about not having a Brownie uniform’
    • ‘If the bombing had happened in Liverpool the inhabitants would be out in the street, moaning and wailing and making a fuss.’
    • ‘And yet no one here makes a fuss about the non-constitutionality of it all.’
    • ‘He added: ‘She's a person who hates making a fuss about ill health.’’
    • ‘Well if you did make a fuss you might find that there are more people that have the same idea about religion as you do.’
    • ‘Denial will tell you to relax: Hey, don't make a fuss, don't embarrass yourself by sounding a false alarm.’
    • ‘Because I then felt, as a result of making a fuss, or complaining, or wishing to seek that the situation be addressed, I then suffered victimisation.’
    • ‘‘Someone made a fuss and they finally began picking us up in the canyon,’ she said.’
    • ‘ACT's response is that she shouldn't have made a fuss or complained, for fear of damaging the party.’
    • ‘So if your child makes a fuss or is crying, don't be embarrassed and don't worry about what people might be thinking.’
    • ‘It seems to be one of the rules of life nowadays that those who want to get something done have to make a fuss, and keep on making a fuss.’
    grumble, complain, moan, groan, protest, whine, bleat, carp, cavil, lodge a complaint, make a complaint, make a fuss
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