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    Storm in a teacup

    my presentation is on this topic..
    what am i suppose to talk about it?

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    Re: Storm in a teacup

    Quote Originally Posted by Junice View Post
    my presentation is on this topic..
    what am i suppose to talk about it?
    Not understanding what you're saying, so I'll assume you're asking what the expression means.

    Look at the comparison between the two. A storm is a large, widespread disturbance. A teacup is a very small, confined space.

    To describe something as a storm in a teacup would be to say that the level of activity is is way out of proportion to the prevailing conditions. Consider also that the intensity of a storm would be that much more amplified if it was compressed into such a small space.

    Essentially, to make a major fuss over what would otherwise be a minor issue.

    All that being said, while "storm in a teacup" may be in use somewhere by someone, the more common form is "tempest in a teacup." We like alliteratives.

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