When CEO Jamie Dimon first announced the loss in April, he pegged it at just $2 billion, and called it “a tempest in a teapot.”
tempest, hurricane, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, or Big Bang?
The first grey pencillings of dawn would raise a tempest which would shake two hemispheres.
“I thought that was, frankly, a tempest in the teapot,” he says with a smile.
Of course, this particular fooforaw may be a tempest in a teapot: OPM may rule that they can offer subsidies to staffers.
It is like a parting burst of sunshine at the end of a day of tempest.
The tempest of passion may be brewing under this soft sunshine.
A little surcease, then return of the tempest, like return of Polyphemus.
The tempest had not increased in the last hour, and I hoped we had seen the worst of it.
The great audience almost leaped to its feet at the sound of that tempest and earthquake.
"violent storm," mid-13c., from Old French tempeste (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *tempesta, from Latin tempestas (genitive tempestatis) "storm, weather, season," also "commotion, disturbance," related to tempus "time, season" (see temporal). Sense evolution is from "period of time" to "period of weather," to "bad weather" to "storm." Words for "weather" were originally words for "time" in languages from Russia to Brittany. Figurative sense of "violent commotion" is recorded from early 14c.