fuss noun

ADJ. awful, big, great, terrible

VERB + FUSS cause, kick up, make She kicked up an awful fuss when she heard about it.

FUSS + VERB blow over, die down Once the fuss has blown over, we'll be able to get on with work as usual.

PREP. without ~ They left quietly, without fuss. | ~ about She made a big fuss about not having a window seat on the plane. | ~ over I think it's all a lot of fuss over nothing.

PHRASES make a fuss of sb The children were all making a great fuss of the new baby. | with the minimum of fuss The job was done with the minimum of fuss.