Meaning of “tempest in a teapot” in the English Dictionary

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"tempest in a teapot" in British English

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tempest in a teapot

US UK storm in a teacup

a lot of unnecessary anger and worry about a matter that is not important

(Definition of “tempest in a teapot” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"tempest in a teapot" in American English

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tempest in a teapot

something of no importance that causes a great deal of excitement or trouble:

It seemed like an innocent remark, but it set off a tempest in a teapot.

(Definition of “tempest in a teapot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)