Make a mountain out of a mole-hill



[mohl-hil] /ˈmoʊlˌhɪl/

noun
1.
a small mound or ridge of earth raised up by a or burrowing under the ground.
Idioms
2.
make a mountain out of a molehill, to exaggerate a minor difficulty.
/ˈməʊlˌhɪl/
noun
1.
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
n.

also mole-hill, mid-15c., from mole (2) + hill (n.).

To much amplifying thinges yt. be but small, makyng mountaines of Molehils. [John Foxe, “Acts and Monuments,” 1570]

see: make a mountain out of a molehill

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