make a mountain out molehill

molehill

[mohl-hil]
noun
1.
a small mound or ridge of earth raised up by a mole or moles burrowing under the ground.
Idioms
2.
make a mountain out of a molehill, to exaggerate a minor difficulty.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; see mole1, hill

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molehill (ˈməʊlˌhɪl)
 
n
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

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