out of proportion with


: lacking the correct or appropriate relationship with the size, shape, or position of (some other part of the same thing)
His ears were drawn out of proportion with his head.
The size of the window seems out of proportion with the height of the wall.

Examples of out of proportion with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Abduraimov got a little carried away in the first-movement cadenza, building up a massive Lisztian climax out of proportion with its surroundings. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, 23 Oct. 2020 Government agencies gorge themselves on taxpayer dollars way out of proportion with how many people actually use public transit. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 21 May 2022 Catherine Woollard, director of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles, said political rhetoric has been out of proportion with the problem. Washington Post, 16 Aug. 2021 The number isn’t necessarily out of proportion with the total number of hospitalizations, officials said. Ruth Serven Smith | Rserven@al.com, al, 16 July 2021 Reporting by state and county agencies differs, which may explain why the Dallas County figure seems out of proportion with the state’s total. Praveena Somasundaram, Dallas News, 7 July 2021 Generally, trees with large leaves, such as sycamores, don’t work as bonsai because the leaves will be out of proportion with the rest of the tree. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 21 May 2021 Then, a jab at how my chest is out of proportion with my ass. Max Gao, Vulture, 28 Apr. 2021

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“Out of proportion with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20proportion%20with. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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