(a) fuss


1. display (of) excessive excitement, activity, or interest






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don't cause a fuss

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'A fuss' is a noun describing excessive attention, activity or interest in something or someone. You can 'make a fuss' by behaving in a way which draws attention to something or someone or in a way that makes them feel special. Saying 'I don't want a fuss' is another way of saying 'I don't want any special treatment.' You will hear this used more often in social than professional situations.

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  1. Please don't cause a fuss, the mother said to her crying child in the supermarket.
  2. To avoid causing a fuss, the man decided not to make a complaint when checking out of the hotel.
  3. You're making a fuss over nothing. It's not as difficult as you think.
  4. My mother is coming over tomorrow and she'll create a fuss over you, I'm sure.
  5. Don't fuss about it. It'll all blow over soon and everything will be okay.
  6. Stop fussing over him. He'll be fine in a few days.

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