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Idiom
get all worked up over nothing
work oneself into a lather over nothing
 
 
Meaning
worry excessively about nothing important
 
 
Usage
He really is not trying to take your job. You are working yourself into a lather over nothing.
 
 
Story
The expression 杞人忧天 is based on the fable of the man of Qi, who being haunted by the fear of the sky falling on him, was so consumed with worry that he could neither eat nor sleep. It comes from 《列子·天瑞》 written by Lie Yukou during the Warring States Period.
 
 
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