make a mountain out of a molehill

(verb) to make something unimportant seem extremely important

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.

A: Oh my god, my boyfriend just left me!
B: Oh, sorry Sarah!
A: My life is over! I will never love again! I’m going to kill myself!
B: Don’t you think you are making a mountain out of a molehill? You only dated for two weeks!
A: Oh.

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