fuss and feathers
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Yes, Byrd—dead four-and-a-half years now—was a Kleagle in the Ku Klux Klan.Steve Scalise and the Right’s Ridiculous Racial Blame Game|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Later that night, that same black-and-red banner would be seen again—in the column of marchers chanting for dead cops.
The kids are out of school, Mom is out of get-up-and-go, Dad is out of work.
She also practises etching, pen-and-ink drawing, as well as crayon and water-color sketching.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
No law of that country must exceed in words the number of letters in their alphabet, which consists only in two-and-twenty.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The old dowager's voice toned down, and she pulled her black feathers straight upon her head.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
Admiration for brilliant colours, for moving things, such as feathers, is common to the two.Children's Ways|James Sully
I'm getting rather bored, you know, Georgie, with the fuss people make in town.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Other Idioms and Phrases with fuss and feathers
Needless commotion and display, as in There was so much fuss and feathers over the award ceremony that I decided not to attend. This expression probably survives because of its appealing alliteration. [Mid-1800s]