molehill

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mole·hill

 (mōl′hĭl′)
n.
A small mound of loose earth raised by a burrowing mole.
Idiom:
make a mountain out of a molehill
To exaggerate a minor problem.

molehill

(ˈməʊlˌhɪl) or

molecast

n
1. (Zoology) the small mound of earth thrown up by a burrowing mole
2. make a mountain out of a molehill to exaggerate an unimportant matter out of all proportion

mole•hill

(ˈmoʊlˌhɪl)

n.
a small mound or ridge of earth raised up by a mole or moles burrowing under the ground.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.molehill - a mound of earth made by moles while burrowingmolehill - a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll, mound - a small natural hill
Translations
تَل خُلْدي
krtina
muldvarpeskud
vakondtúrás
moldvörpuhaugur
krtinec
köstebek tepesi

molehill

[ˈməʊlhɪl] Ntopera f
see also mountain A

molehill

[ˈməʊlhɪl] ntaupinière f
to make a mountain out of a molehill → se faire une montagne d'un rien

mole2

(məul) noun
a small burrowing animal with very small eyes and soft fur.
ˈmolehill noun
a little heap of earth dug up by a mole while tunnelling.
make a mountain out of a molehill
to exaggerate the importance of a problem etc.
References in classic literature ?
There IS such a thing, Sergeant, as making a mountain out of a molehill.