Meaning of “blow sth out of proportion” in the English Dictionary

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"blow sth out of proportion" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “blow sth out of proportion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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