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'?
The 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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