One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Treat too seriously or as a problem.
- ‘He'd be as mad as those making an issue of this inherently safe transport.’
- ‘That's a worry at the back of everyone's mind really, but because they're still employing people there nobody is making an issue of it.’
- ‘Senator Maurice Cummins said at the time he felt it was a major cause for concern and he would be making an issue of it in the Senate.’
- ‘The only people who are making an issue of this are the media.’
- ‘Well excuse me, Alex, but it's you that seems to be the one making an issue of this.’
- ‘No point in making an issue of it and unleashing their goons on the media and on individuals who point fingers at them.’
- ‘Disbelieving that he was making an issue of it, I handed over the 50 leva note, which he took all over the beach to get change.’
- ‘If somebody makes an issue of their sex lives, then it becomes an open topic.’
- ‘I would have liked to have done better after all that work but am telling myself not to make an issue of it.’
- ‘Still, neither candidate made an issue of either the law or Flanagan's sexual orientation, and Jeffords retained the backing of gay rights groups.’
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