une tempête dans un verre d’eau

“Une tempête dans un verre d’eau” is an amusing French expression that translates to “a storm in a glass of water”. English meaning include:

  • a tempest in a teapot
  • to make a big fuss about nothing

A French meaning on expressio.fr states that the expression means to make a bunch of noise or unrest over nothing.

Here’s an example sentence:

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  • Les gens sont dans la rue pour protester contre la nouvelle loi mais je pense que ce n’est qu’une tempête dans un verre d’eau. People are in streets protesting the new law but I think it’s a big fuss about nothing.

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