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Phrases related to: proportion

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blow out of proportionTo overreact to or overstate; to treat too seriously or be overly concerned with.Rate it:

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out of proportionNot in a proper or pleasing relation to other things, especially in terms of size.Rate it:

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drain the swamp when up to one's neck in alligators(idiomatic) When performing a long and complex task, and when you've gotten utterly immersed in secondary and tertiary unexpected tangential subtasks, it's easy to lose sight of the initial objective. This sort of distraction can be particularly problematic if the all-consuming subtask or sub-subtask is not, after all, particularly vital to the original, primary goal, but ends up sucking up time and resources (out of all proportion to its actual importance) only because it seems so urgent.Rate it:

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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.Rate it:

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according toIn a manner conforming or corresponding to; in proportion.Rate it:

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as you sow, so shall you reapThe personal consequences of one's actions are in proportion to the good or bad intentions towards others.Rate it:

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au fur et à mesureIn proportion as.Rate it:

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don't make a big production out of this!Over emphasized, blown out of proportion, made it into a big deal, made it appear as a movie!Rate it:

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house poorIn financial difficulty because of the excessive cost of owning a house, or because the cost of home ownership forms too high a proportion of household income.Rate it:

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scale downTo reduce the size of something whilst maintaining proportion.Rate it:

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scale upTo increase the size of something whilst maintaining proportionRate it:

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tant vaut l’homme, tant vaut la terreLes terres, les fonds de commerce, etc., rapportent en proportion de la capacité de ceux qui les exploitent, de l’art de les faire valoir.Rate it:

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tant vaut l’homme, tant vaut la terreChacun réussit dans son état en proportion de ses capacités.Rate it:

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tant vaut l’homme, tant vaut sa terreLes terres, les fonds de commerce, etc., rapportent en proportion de la capacité de ceux qui les exploitent, de l’art de les faire valoir.Rate it:

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tant vaut l’homme, tant vaut sa terreChacun réussit dans son état en proportion de ses capacités.Rate it:

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