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Phrases related to: unnecessary

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balls aboutTo engage in a lot of activity with many unwanted or unnecessary details.Rate it:

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from the department of the bleeding obviousSo obvious it was unnecessary to say.Rate it:

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gild the lilyadd unnecessary ornamentationRate it:

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go through the roofA dramatic physical or emotional reaction or tirade to any of these. A disappointment, a great omission or error, an unnecessary loss due to inattention or carelessness.Rate it:

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sell ice to eskimosTo persuade people to go against their best interests or to accept something unnecessary or preposterous.Rate it:

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arriver en trois bateauxTo come with great fuss, in great state, with unnecessary ceremony.Rate it:

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bring owls to athensTo undertake a pointless venture, one that is redundant, unnecessary, superfluous, or highly uneconomical.Rate it:

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cherry on topAn unnecessary, but welcome, addition to a desirable object or outcomeRate it:

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cook up a stormTo make a big fuss, generate a lot of unnecessary talk or activity; make a scene.Rate it:

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Cross that Bridge when You Come to ItDon’t worry about unnecessary things, don’t over-think a problem, deal with the difficulty when it arrives, don’t predict problems in your headRate it:

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en tropdisposable; unnecessaryRate it:

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fifth wheelAnything superfluous or unnecessary.Rate it:

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hullabaloosomething that seems to be of great importance or a big deal that is perhaps unnecessary.Rate it:

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make a sceneTo bring unnecessary attention to oneself, especially through a public expression of tumultuous emotion.Rate it:

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overkillAn unnecessary excess of whatever is needed to achieve a goal.Rate it:

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Play the FireTaking unnecessary risk, or cautiously putting oneself in a dangerous situation, inviting dangerRate it:

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push against an open doorTo do something pointless or unnecessary; to try doing something already done.Rate it:

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there is reason in the roasting of eggsThere is a reason behind even the most odd and seemingly unnecessary action.Rate it:

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think nothing of itA polite way to dismiss thanks as unnecessaryRate it:

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to be willy nillyUnnecessary, ridiculous actions.Rate it:

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you name itUsed after a short list to show that further examples are unnecessary; all kinds of things.Rate it:

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you shouldn't haveUsed to express gratitude at unnecessary generosity, especially when receiving a gift.Rate it:

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