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English definition of “blow sth out of proportion”

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blow sth out of proportion

to treat a particular event or problem far too seriously: It's ridiculous - we have a tiny disagreement and you blow the whole thing out of proportion! Of course, when the papers get hold of a story, it's blown out of all proportion.
Translations of “blow sth out of proportion”
in Chinese (Traditional) 對(事情或問題)小題大做…
in Chinese (Simplified) 对(事情或问题)小题大做…
(Definition of blow sth out of proportion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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