Don't make a tsimmes/tzimmes (over/about it)
Colloquial (U.S. and in Jewish usage). A fuss; chiefly in to make a tsimmes (over, about, etc.). Also less commonly: a muddled or confused
affair; a mess.
1945 Tzimmes in the vernacular has come to mean ‘making a fuss’ over anything, in a purely favorable and friendly way. To ‘make a
Tzimmes’ over anyone or anything is to specially honor the person,
place, thing or occasion.
Jewish Post (Indianapolis) 21 September
1946 Why is he making a big tsimmis out of a grunt?
D. Runyon, Short Takes 199
1993 I recalled my decision in the ninth grade to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance... What a tsimmes (‘upset’) that caused.
R.R. Linden, Making Stories, making Selves iii. 32
2014 Why, then, has this chapter made such a big tzimmes about macros, if you aren't encouraged to use them?
S. St. Laurent & J. D.
Eisenberg, Introducing Elixir xiii. 173
A stew of sweetened vegetables or vegetables and fruit, sometimes with meat.
A tzimmes can be an elaborate stew or casserole that takes time and fussing over.
"No, no, Louis," Sasha said, trying to calm him.
"Don't make such a
"What the hell is that?"
"A fuss. ..."
Murder at Union Station (2005)
"Then why the big tzimmes over a little money? Take. Look, if it
would make you feel more at home, if you don't want to be indebted—I
could leave it around and you could break into my apartment. Huh,
D. Keith Mano; Take Five (1998)