make a mountain out of a 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.

make a mountain out of a molehill

To greatly exaggerate the importance of an incident or difficulty.
Translations
يُبالِغ، يَعْمَل من الحَبِّه قُبِّهيَجْعَل من الحَبَّه قُبَّه
dělat z komára velblouda
gøre en myg til en elefant
hacer de una pulga un elefantehacer una montaña de un grano de arena
tehdä kärpäsestä härkänen
faire une montagne d'une taupinière
bolha: a bolhából is elefántot csinál
gera úlfalda úr mýflugugera úlfalda úr mÿflugu
å gjøre en fjær til fem hønsgjøre en mygg til en elefant
robiť z komára somára
pireyi deve yapmak

mountain

(mauntən) noun
a high hill. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world; (also adjective) a mountain stream.
ˈmountain birch noun
a type of birch tree.
ˈmountain bike noun
a bicycle with wide tyres for riding over rough ground.
ˈmountain plateauplateauˈmountain range noun
a row of mountains.
ˈmountain ridge noun
a long raised surface along the top of a mountain.
ˌmountaiˈneer noun
a person who climbs mountains, especially with skill, or as his occupation.
ˌmountaiˈneering noun
mountain-climbing.
ˈmountainous adjective
full of mountains. The country is very mountainous.
ˈmountain-side noun
the slope of a mountain. The avalanche swept the climbers down the mountain-side.
ˈmountain-top noun
the summit of a mountain.
make a mountain out of a molehill
to exaggerate the importance of a problem. etc.

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.