Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

noun
a comedy (1598?) by Shakespeare.
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much ado about nothing

A big fuss over a trifle, as in Jerry had everyone running around looking for his glovesmuch ado about nothing. Although this expression is best remembered as the title of Shakespeare's comedy, the phrase much ado was already being used for a big commotion or trouble in the early 1500s.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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