make something out of nothing


make something out of nothing
to say that something is a problem when it is not.

You seem to think I'm making something out of nothing, but I think these letters are important.

Usage notes: often used to ask someone if they want to disagree or fight about something:

Yeah, I like Lee's movies – you want to make something of it?


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