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make a mountain out of a molehill

Definition of make a mountain out of a molehill

  1. :  to make something seem much more difficult or important than it really is <She thought that he was making a mountain out of a molehill by complaining about the placement of the silverware.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  behave, act

    :  to begin or seem to begin (an action)

    :  to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. :  the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

    :  brand

    :  the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

  1. :  a landmass that projects conspicuously above its surroundings and is higher than a hill

    :  an elongated ridge

    :  a great mass

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. :  a little mound or ridge of earth pushed up by a mole

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