One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Treat (a person or animal) with excessive attention or affection.‘she hated it when people made a fuss over her’
- ‘I'm no canine expert, but I know that when your dog is inconsolably terrified due to random fireworks exploding around your house, the worse thing you can do is make a fuss of them as you are inadvertently praising the behaviour.’
- ‘Nor does he display too much affection or make a fuss over them.’
- ‘He made sure there was food and water there for me and he always spoke kindly to me, made a fuss over me.’
- ‘‘She's quiet and quite shy, and loves to be stroked and made a fuss of,’ said owner Margaret Brown.’
- ‘And she's always loved to be cuddled and nursed and made a fuss of by her parents.’
- ‘Mealtimes seem to be a particular success, with some residents inviting children to sit at their tables and making a fuss of them.’
- ‘What really bothered me was that he didn't seem too surprised that his mother wasn't taking much notice of him - mind you, he had his daddy making a fuss over him, which is something that happens about a millionth as much as I'd like.’
- ‘She never wanted people to make a fuss over her, although she loved to make a fuss over them.’
- ‘He always used to play with her and make a fuss of her - and she used to play with his mask sometimes.’
- ‘I was thoroughly pampered and made a fuss of, and although I'm not quite sure how I got so lucky or deserving, I loved every minute of it.’
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