blow out of proportion

Definition of blow out of proportion

  1. :  to cause (something) to become larger than it should be or to be treated as something worse or more important than it really is <You are blowing things (all/way) out of proportion.> <The story was blown out of proportion in the newspapers.>

Word by Word Definitions

blowplay
  1. :  to be in motion

    :  to move with speed or force

    :  to move or run quickly

  1. :  an instance of air moving with speed or force :  a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

    :  brag, boasting

    :  an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)

  1. :  flower, bloom

  1. :  blossoms

    :  bloom

  1. :  a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (as the fist) or with an instrument

    :  a hostile act or state :  combat

    :  a forcible or sudden act or effort :  assault

  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

proportionplay
  1. :  harmonious relation of parts to each other or to the whole :  balance, symmetry

    :  proper or equal share

    :  quota, percentage

  1. :  to adjust (a part or thing) in size relative to other parts or things

    :  to make the parts of harmonious or symmetrical

    :  apportion, allot


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