much ado about nothing


much ado about nothing
   If there's a lot of fuss about something trivial, there's much ado about nothing.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
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   When people make much ado about nothing, they make a lot of fuss about something which is not important.
   

There was a meeting to discuss the name for the new playground.

   

"Much ado about nothing" said my Dad!


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • much ado about nothing — If there s a lot of fuss about something trivial, there s much ado about nothing …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Much ado about nothing — (spr. mötsch ĕdū ĕbaūt nŏthing), »Viel Lärm um nichts«, sprichwörtlich gewordener Titel eines Lustspiels von Shakespeare …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Much ado about nothing — (engl., spr. möttsch ĕduh ĕbaut nöthĭng, »Viel Lärm um nichts«), sprichwörtlicher Titel eines Shakespeareschen Lustspiels …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Much Ado About Nothing — For other uses, see Much Ado About Nothing (disambiguation). Facsimile of the title page of the quarto version of Much adoe about Nothing Much Ado About Nothing is a comedy written by William Shakespeare about two pairs of lovers, Benedick and… …   Wikipedia

  • Much Ado about Nothing — Viel Lärm um nichts (engl. Much Ado about Nothing) ist eine Komödie um Liebe und Intrigen von William Shakespeare; sie unterscheidet sich von Shakespeares anderen romanesken Komödien durch den realeren Bezug zur Liebe (Claudio interessiert sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Much Ado About Nothing — Beaucoup de bruit pour rien  Pour le film, voir Beaucoup de bruit pour rien (film). Beaucoup de bruit pour rien Couverture …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Much Ado About Nothing — a comedy (1598?) by Shakespeare. * * * Much Ado About Nothing [Much Ado About Nothing] a play (c. 1598) by William Shakespeare. It is a comedy about two love affairs, one between Beatrice and Benedick and the other between Hero and Claudio …   Useful english dictionary

  • much ado about nothing — a lot of trouble and excitement about something which is not important. People have been getting very upset about the seating arrangements for the Christmas dinner, but as far as I m concerned it s all much ado about nothing …   New idioms dictionary

  • Much Ado About Nothing — Much A|do A|bout Noth|ing a humorous play by William Shakespeare. People sometimes use the title as a phrase to describe a situation in which there has been a lot of excitement about something that is not really important …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Much Ado About Nothing — a comedy (1598?) by Shakespeare. * * * ▪ work by Shakespeare  comedy in five acts by William Shakespeare (Shakespeare, William), written probably in 1598–99 and printed in a quarto edition from the author s own manuscript in 1600. The play takes… …   Universalium


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