Definition of a tempest in a teapot in English:

a tempest in a teapot

  • North American Great anger or excitement about a trivial matter.
    More example sentences
    • In reality, the firestorm of publicity engulfing Gaughan was nothing more than a tempest in a teapot.
    • A review of the registration process might prove whether this is a tempest in a teapot.
    • A more valid criticism, perhaps, is that the report is a tempest in a teapot.
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