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English definition of “make a meal (out) of sth”

make a meal (out) of sth

UK disapproving
to spend more time or energy doing something than is necessary: I only asked for a summary of the main points but she's making a real meal out of it.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of make a meal (out) of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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