You ordered a medium rare steak at a restaurant, but when it came the steak was overcooked. Your friend says that you should complain to the waiter, but you don't want to because you don't like to confront people directly. You say:
I don't want to make a big deal out of it.
When you say that something "is a big deal", it means that it's important. But when you "make a big deal out of ___", it means that something is not that important but you're acting like it is. You can use this phrase is situations such as:
- When a family member is planning a big party for your birthday, even though you don't care about it.
- When someone is getting angry about something that you think is just a small mistake.
- When you lend someone some money and they thank you too much.
The phrase "make a big deal out of something" is used in casual speech.
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