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What dose the word "fuss" mean?



 
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What dose the word "fuss" mean? #1 (permalink) Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:08 am   What dose the word "fuss" mean?
 

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #27 "American Slang Words (1)", question 4

Our manager made a big stink about the slight decrease in sales last month.

(a) large party
(b) big fuss
(c) big meal

English Idioms and Expressions, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #27 "American Slang Words (1)", answer 4

Our manager made a big fuss about the slight decrease in sales last month.

Correct answer: (b) big fuss

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Our manager made a large party about the slight decrease in sales last month.
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What dose the word "fuss" mean? #2 (permalink) Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:43 am   What dose the word "fuss" mean?
 

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What dose the word "fuss" mean? #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:30 am   What dose the word "fuss" mean?
 

Hi,

In the sentence 'he made a big fuss about the slight decrease in sales' the idea is that he talked a lot about this and showed his annoyance about the decrease. The suggestion is that if you make a big fuss about something, you are often exaggerating the importance of something and in the sentence this is clear because it is only a 'slight' dcrease.

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