fuss and feathers

noun
an excessively elaborate or pretentious display; ostentation.

Origin:
1890–95

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fuss and feathers

Needless commotion and display, as in There was so much fuss and feathers over the award ceremony that I decided not to attend. This expression probably survives because of its appealing alliteration. [Mid-1800s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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But it seems too bad, when he's so strong for fuss and feathers.
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