tempest, hurricane, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, or Big Bang?
“I thought that was, frankly, a tempest in the teapot,” he says with a smile.
MTV, meanwhile, released a statement Wednesday about the tempest in a teapot swirling around Skins.
Brown dismissed the attention surrounding Marinelli as a “tempest in a teapot” drummed up by the gay press.
When CEO Jamie Dimon first announced the loss in April, he pegged it at just $2 billion, and called it “a tempest in a teapot.”
It is like a parting burst of sunshine at the end of a day of tempest.
Let us now turn to "The tempest," and see how our poet figures in it.
A little surcease, then return of the tempest, like return of Polyphemus.
This last speech of Slipslop raised a tempest in the mind of her mistress.
The great audience almost leaped to its feet at the sound of that tempest and earthquake.
"violent storm," mid-13c., from Old French tempeste (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *tempesta, from Latin tempestas (genitive tempestatis) "storm, weather, season," also "commotion, disturbance," related to tempus "time, season" (see temporal). Sense evolution is from "period of time" to "period of weather," to "bad weather" to "storm." Words for "weather" were originally words for "time" in languages from Russia to Brittany. Figurative sense of "violent commotion" is recorded from early 14c.