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molehill

[ mohl-hil ]
/ ˈmoʊlˌhɪl /
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noun

a small mound or ridge of earth raised up by a mole or moles burrowing under the ground.

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Idioms for molehill

    make a mountain out of a molehill, to exaggerate a minor difficulty.

Origin of molehill

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at mole1, hill
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British Dictionary definitions for molehill

molehill
/ (ˈməʊlˌhɪl) /

noun

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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Idioms and Phrases with molehill

molehill

see make a mountain out of a molehill.

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