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fuss and feathers

noun
1.
an excessively elaborate or pretentious display; ostentation.
Origin
1890-1895
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 ]
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