Precious is just that kind of movie that has the chance of just becoming a snowball.
But the snowball of suspicion had begun to build in her mind—where did my loyalties lie?
Meanwhile, national attention has already started to snowball around the issue.
"to make snowballs," 1680s, from snowball (n.); sense of "to throw snowballs at" (someone) is from 1850. Meaning "to increase rapidly" is attested from 1929, though the image of a snowball increasing in size as it rolls along had been used since at least 1613, and a noun sense of "a pyramid scheme" is attested from 1892. Related: Snowballed; snowballing.
Supercilious and disdainful: I won't give that snotty bastard the time of day
[1926+; fr snot and influenced by snooty]