Meaning of “make a mountain out of a molehill” in the English Dictionary

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"make a mountain out of a molehill" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “make a mountain out of a molehill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"make a mountain out of a molehill" in American English

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make a mountain out of a molehill

to cause something unimportant to seem important:

Stop worrying! You're making a mountain out of a molehill.

(Definition of “make a mountain out of a molehill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)