make a big deal out of something

make a big deal out of something
make a big deal (out) of (something) (or make (something) into a big deal)
: to treat (something) as very important or too important

The girl's song was far from perfect, but her parents made a big deal of it, and she was very happy.

Don't make such a big deal (out) of missing the bus: there'll be another one along in a minute.

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