英文諺語 Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill

Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill 勿小題大作(勿誇大其辭)

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To exaggerate, to interpret a specific situation as being worse than it really is. The idea for this phrase is this: You are taking something small, such as a molehill, and your making it out to be bigger than it truly is. This expression is typically applied to problems people have. Often times, people will argue or cause trouble over the most insignificant things. Hence, someone who escalates a small problem into a larger one is said to be overreacting, or as the phrase puts it, they are ‘making a mountain out of a molehill.’

Example Sentences:

Young children often make a mountain out of a molehill when they get upset after seeing their parents fight.

Our boss made a mountain out of a molehill when he fired Wayne for making a simple mistake.

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