Synonyms of 'make a meal of something'
▷ See meal
overdoDictionary, exaggerate, overstate
He always makes a meal of the simplest little thing.
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If you exaggerate, you indicate that something is, for example, worse or more important than it really is.
He tends to exaggerate the importance of his job.
pile it on about (informal)
blow up out of all proportion
lay it on thick about (informal)
lay it on with a trowel about (informal)
make a production (out) of (informal)
make a federal case of (US , informal)
If someone overdoes something, they behave in an exaggerated or extreme way.
He overdid his usually quite funny vitriol.
Thesaurus for make a meal of something from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you think someone is taking more time and energy to do something than is necessary , you can say that they are making a meal of it.