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

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"make a meal (out) of sth" in British English

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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.

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

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