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to-do

[ tuh-doo ]
/ təˈdu /
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noun, plural to-dos.Informal.

bustle; fuss: They made a great to-do over the dinner.

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Origin of to-do

before 900; Middle English, Old English; noun use of infinitive phrase; see to, do1, ado

synonym study for to-do

See ado.
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British Dictionary definitions for to-do

to-do
/ (təˈduː) /

noun plural -dos

a commotion, fuss, or quarrel
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