get out of proportion

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Definition of get out of proportion

: to become larger, worse, or more important (than something really is or should be) Their fears have gotten (totally/completely) out of proportion.

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“Get out of proportion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/get%20out%20of%20proportion. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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