Meaning: to get upset over something basic
Rewrite 1: cry over spilled salt
Rewrite 2: cry over a dropped donut
Rewrite 3: lose sleep over losing a dime
Rewrite 4: hyperventilate over a typo
Comment: This cliché is sometimes also used to indicate sorrow over losing something basic when it is hard to come by. For instance, in tough times one might become upset over spilling the last serving of milk that one finds costly to replace.