"Everybody in the E.U. was surprised by the fuss it provoked," said a European diplomat with knowledge of the proceedings.
The fuss over Clint Eastwood is a smokescreen, obscuring one of the most successful conventions in memory.
He seemed to survive it tonight, but it would have been far smarter to offer a self-deprecating joke about all the fuss.
She has received death threats in Moscow for kicking up a fuss about this affair.
The die-hard fans of Jersey Shore seem unaffected by the fuss.
Amy Lou was sleepy but would not leave the scene without a fuss.
That it was only a Yankee ship, any how, and that it is all "blarsted" nonsense to make a fuss about it.
Dey lissen en lissen, but dey don't year no mo' fuss, en 't wa'n't long 'fo' dey got ter chattin' en jabberin' some mo'.
If she insisted that she was ill and unable to go back, there would be a fuss.
Perhaps the man realized it, but he was a soldier, and therefore made no fuss.
1701, perhaps an alteration of force, or imitative of bubbling or sputtering sounds, or from Danish fjas "foolery, nonsense." First attested in Anglo-Irish writers, but no obvious connections to Irish. To make a fuss was earlier to keep a fuss (1726).
1792, from fuss (n.). Related: Fussed; fussing.