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

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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.
Translations of “make a mountain out of a molehill”
in Chinese (Traditional) 小題大做…
in Russian делать из мухи слона…
in Turkish pireyi deve yapmak, habbeyi kubbe yapmak, gereksiz büyütmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小题大做…
in Polish robić z igły widły…
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