Idioms about molehill
make a mountain out of a molehill, to exaggerate a minor difficulty.
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How to use molehill in a sentence
No matter his audience, Roman always came back to the argument that invasivorism could turn unwanted mountains of exotics into manageable molehills.Welcome to invasivorism, the boldest solution to ethical eating yet | Matt Hongoltz-Hetling | December 7, 2021 | Popular-Science
In both cases, the minority party on both committees thinks the majority is making a mountain out of a molehill.From Waterboarding to Benghazi, CIA Faces Two-Front War by Congress | Eli Lake | April 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It is the rawest example yet of our 2013, Twitter-loving, insta-pundit, mountain-out-of-a-molehill media culture.
But is this merely a case of making a mountain out of a molehill—or is there a legitimate reason to be upset?The Uproar Over No Doubt’s Native American Video Gaffe | Tricia Romano | November 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
From a policy point of view, it seems a ludicrous molehill to struggle over.
Few diplomatic events are more embarrassing than a summit that turns into a molehill.
Gran'ma said they were making a mounting out of a molehill—and expelling people did the school no good.The Open Question | Elizabeth Robins
Call it, great lady, by another name; An humble modesty, that would not matchA molehill with Olympus.The Plays of Philip Massinger | Philip Massinger
She wondered why he, who did not usually trouble over trifles, made such a mountain of this molehill.Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
To "remind us of Dickens" would be as difficult for many modern novelists as for a molehill to remind us of the Matterhorn.Essays on Modern Novelists | William Lyon Phelps
There is also such a thing as making nothing out of a molehill, in consequence of your head being too high to see it.The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins
British Dictionary definitions for molehill
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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Other Idioms and Phrases with molehill
see make a mountain out of a molehill.
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