make a fuss over sb/sth
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British pronunciation/mˌeɪk ɐ fˈʌs ˌəʊvə ˌɛsbˈiː slˈaʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
American pronunciation/mˌeɪk ɐ fˈʌs ˌoʊvɚ ˌɛsbˈiː slˈæʃ ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ/
to make a fuss over sb/sth

to give someone or something an excessive amount of care or affection

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to [make] a fuss over {sb/sth} definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "make a fuss over somebody or something" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "make a fuss over somebody or something" can be traced back to the early 19th century. The term "fuss" refers to a state of excessive activity, excitement, or attention. The idiom evolved from the notion of creating a commotion or displaying exaggerated concern for someone or something. It is used to describe a situation where someone shows excessive attention, care, or concern towards a person or thing. It implies that the person is making a big deal out of something or giving it more importance than necessary.

Over the years, Mary has made a fuss over her garden, taking care of each plant and making sure they grow well.
Whenever Sarah visits, Grandma always makes a fuss over her, showering her with affection and cooking her favorite meals.
He made a fuss over the slightest mistake, causing unnecessary stress for everyone involved.
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