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Make a big fuss - and continue to do so (5,2)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

carry on

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'do so' is the definition.
'carry on' can be an answer for 'do' (thesaurus). I am unsure of the 'so' bit.

'make a big fuss and continue' is the wordplay.
I cannot quite understand how this works, but
'make' could be 'carry' (carrying is a kind of making) and 'carry' is found within the answer.
'and' could be 'n' (common abbreviation for 'and') and 'n' is present in the answer.
A single letter 'o' remains which might be clued in a way I don't see.
This may be the basis of the clue (or it may be nonsense).

'to' is the link.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for carry on that I've seen before include "Improper behaviour" , "Display of fussing" , "Questionable behaviour" , "play around" , "Flirt" .)

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