make a mountain out of a molehill
phrasal to treat a trifling matter as of great importance

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • make a mountain out of a molehill — To magnify, overdramatize, etc a trifling matter • • • Main Entry: ↑mole make a mountain out of a molehill see under ↑mole1 • • • Main Entry: ↑mountain * * * make a mountain out of a molehill phrase to treat a minor problem as if it …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a mountain out of a molehill — To think a small problem is a big one; try to make something unimportant seem important. * /You re not hurt badly, Johnny. Stop trying to make a mountain out of a molehill with crying./ * /Sarah laughed at a mistake Betty made in class, and Betty …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a mountain out of a molehill — To think a small problem is a big one; try to make something unimportant seem important. * /You re not hurt badly, Johnny. Stop trying to make a mountain out of a molehill with crying./ * /Sarah laughed at a mistake Betty made in class, and Betty …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a mountain out of a molehill — If somebody makes a mountain out of a molehill, they exaggerate the importance or seriousness of a problem …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make a mountain out of a molehill — ► make a mountain out of a molehill exaggerate the importance of a minor problem. Main Entry: ↑molehill …   English terms dictionary

  • make a mountain out of a molehill — make a big problem out of a small one He is really making a mountain out of a molehill by worrying about his son s problems …   Idioms and examples

  • Make a mountain out of a molehill — Making a mountain out of a molehill is an idiom referring to over reactive, histrionic behaviour where a person makes too much of a minor issue. Metaphor The idiom is a metaphor for the common behaviour of responding disproportionately to… …   Wikipedia

  • make a mountain out of a molehill — to cause something simple to seem much more difficult or important. McAleer knows there s a mistake in the book and promised to correct it, but Rosen continues to complain about it she s really trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. Clever… …   New idioms dictionary

  • make\ a\ mountain\ out\ of\ a\ molehill — To think a small problem is a big one; try to make something unimportant seem important. You re not hurt badly, Johnny. Stop trying to make a mountain out of a molehill with crying. Sarah laughed at a mistake Betty made in class, and Betty won t… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • make a mountain out of a molehill —    If somebody makes a mountain out of a molehill, they exaggerate the importance or seriousness of a problem.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone makes a mountain out of a molehill, they make a small, unimportant problem seem much …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make a mountain out of a molehill — verb To treat a problem as greater than it is; to blow something out of proportion; to exaggerate the importance of something trivial If youre stuck in traffic, try not to make a mountain out of a molehill worrying about it too much. It could be… …   Wiktionary

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