- make a mountain out of a molehill, to exaggerate a minor difficulty.
Origin of molehill
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- the small mound of earth thrown up by a burrowing mole
- make a mountain out of a molehill to exaggerate an unimportant matter out of all proportion
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see make a mountain out of a molehill.
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