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English definition of “make a mountain out of a molehill”

make a mountain out of a molehill

to make a slight difficulty seem like a serious problem: You're making a mountain out of a molehill. You wrote one bad essay - it doesn't mean you're going to fail your exam.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
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