Phrase of the Week

To make a scene

26. 10. 2020

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“I think I forgot to lock the door when we were leaving.”
“How could you have forgotten to lock the door? We’re already late and now we have to go back! We’re going to miss the flight! That’s just great!”
“Stop making a scene, we’ve got a plenty of time, but you can go ahead and I’ll meet you at the airport.”

To exhibit anger, express one’s temper or become overly emotional in public

You can use this phrase in ………… language.

 Spoken
 Written
 Informal

Example 1
“I think I forgot to lock the door when we were leaving.”
“How could you have forgotten to lock the door? We’re already late and now we have to go back! We’re going to miss the flight! That’s just great!”
“Stop making a scene, we’ve got a plenty of time, but you can go ahead and I’ll meet you at the airport.”

Example 2
“You should have seen her! We were sitting in a restaurant when, out of nowhere, a bird flew in and sat on her shoulder. She started screaming and jumping up and down and once it flew away she made a scene about me laughing at her.”

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