Meaning of “make a big thing (out) of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"make a big thing (out) of sth" in British English

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make a big thing (out) of sth

informal

to give something too much importance:

I want a party, but I don't want to make a big thing of it.

(Definition of “make a big thing (out) of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)