To make something or some issues big then they actually are

Etymology:

  • This saying is found in writing as early as 1660. It’s written by James Howell in lexicon book containing proverbs of many languages. This expression is used as a fun to say that one can make a thing which is impossible to make from a small thing.
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By repeating her small mistake again and again you are trying to make a mountain out of mole hill.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Make a Mountain Out of a Molehill':

make a mountain out of a molehillTo treat a problem as greater than it is; to blow something out of proportion; to exaggerate the importance of something trivial.
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