Make a deal over something

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Make a deal over something

Post by Stevenloan » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:00 pm

Coworker: “I heard it’s your birthday today?”
Me: “That’s right!”
Coworker: *suddenly irritated* “Well, you should have told us! We could have had a party!”
Me: “I really don’t feel like making a deal over it.”

Hi everyone! I know "make a big deal of/out of/about something" means "to get too excited or upset about something, or make something seem more important than it is". But the speaker uses "over" in this situation. What does "I really don't feel like making a deal over it" mean in this case?

Your answers will be greatly appreciated.

StevenLoan
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Re: Make a deal over something

Post by Bobinwales » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:13 pm

I want to keep it quiet and not make a fuss.
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Re: Make a deal over something

Post by Erik_Kowal » Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:03 pm

You can use 'over' and 'regarding/concerning' with this expression as well as of/out of/about.
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Re: Make a deal over something

Post by Stevenloan » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:20 am

Bob and Erik : Thank you both very much for your help.

StevenLoan
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