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  • make a mountain out of a molehill — To think a small problem is a big one; try to make something unimportant seem important. * /You re not hurt badly, Johnny. Stop trying to make a mountain out of a molehill with crying./ * /Sarah laughed at a mistake Betty made in class, and Betty …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a mountain out of a molehill — To think a small problem is a big one; try to make something unimportant seem important. * /You re not hurt badly, Johnny. Stop trying to make a mountain out of a molehill with crying./ * /Sarah laughed at a mistake Betty made in class, and Betty …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a mountain out of a molehill —    If somebody makes a mountain out of a molehill, they exaggerate the importance or seriousness of a problem.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If someone makes a mountain out of a molehill, they make a small, unimportant problem seem much …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Molehill — Mole hill , n. A little hillock of earth thrown up by moles working under ground; hence, a very small hill, or an insignificant obstacle or difficulty; as, to make a mountain out of a molehill. [1913 Webster] Having leapt over such mountains, lie …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mountain — mountainless, adj. /mown tn/, n. 1. a natural elevation of the earth s surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft. (610 m). 2. a large mass of something… …   Universalium

  • mountain — n. 1) to climb, scale a mountain 2) high; rugged; snow covered mountains 3) block; folded; volcanic mountains 4) a chain, range of mountains 5) (misc.) the elevation, height of a mountain; to make a mountain out of a molehill ( to exaggerate ) *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • mountain — n. 1 a large natural elevation of the earth s surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large or high and steep hill. 2 a large heap or pile; a huge quantity (a mountain of work). 3 a large surplus stock of a commodity (butter… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mountain — [[t]ma͟ʊntɪn, AM t(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦ mountains 1) N COUNT A mountain is a very high area of land with steep sides. Ben Nevis, in Scotland, is Britain s highest mountain. ...a lovely little mountain village. 2) QUANT: QUANT of pl n/n uncount (emphasis)… …   English dictionary

  • mountain — /ˈmaʊntən / (say mowntuhn) noun 1. a natural elevation of the earth s surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill. 2. something resembling this, as in size: a mountain of ice. 3. a huge… …   Australian English dictionary

  • List of One Piece episodes — Box art of the first uncut English DVD released by Funimation Entertainment One Piece is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same title written by Eiichiro Oda. Produced by Toei Animation, and directed by Konosuke Uda, Munehisa Sakai… …   Wikipedia

  • mountain — moun|tain W3S3 [ˈmauntın US ˈmauntən] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: montaigne, from Latin montanus, from mons; MOUNT2] 1.) a very high hill ▪ the highest mountain in Austria ▪ the Rocky Mountains ▪ a steep mountain road …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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