Assume you are given to dramatizing a situation, (hand on hip) "and you were WHERE while you should have been revising for your nth exam on Electricity??" (eyes flashing, chest heaving).
It is then exponentially likely that your haplessly-pinned-against-the-garden-gate son will mutter, "don't make a kushu-e-kairu out of this tiny transgression." This translates literally as "fart spun into a rope", with all it's charmingly quixotic mind-pictures.
So what if I shared my friend's chicken leg in front of my paati
? Don't make a kushu-e-kairu situation of the minor transgression. My paati thought it was badly constructed kozhakatai, anyhow!