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The meaning and origin of the expression: Much ado about nothing

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Much ado about nothing

What's the meaning of the phrase 'Much Ado about Nothing'?

A great deal of fuss over nothing of importance.

What's the origin of the phrase 'Much Ado about Nothing'?

Portrait of William ShakespeareThe phrase 'much ado about nothing' is of course from Shakespeare's play - Much Ado About Nothing, 1599. He had used the word ado, which means business or activity, in an earlier play - Romeo and Juliet, 1592:

"Weele keepe no great adoe, a Friend or two."

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