Instant Idiom: Make a mountain out of a __________

Make a mountain out of a ______________– Make a big thing out of a little thing.

Choose the right answer:

A pimple

B molehill

C minor nuisance

D mouse



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The right answer is:


molehillTom Page


(a mole is a black animal with poor eyesight and that likes to dig in your football field, and the hill is what they make when they throw out the earth that they don’t need in their tunnel).

Here are some examples of how you can use make a mountain out of a molehill:

Sasha is preparing for a long conversation with his girlfriend, because he’d left his socks on the chair and she is always making a mountain out of a molehill.

“Oh no, my boss is going to fire me because I made a spelling mistake in his email. Now he will surely find out that my spelling sucks.” “Oh, come on now. He probably hasn’t even noticed. You’re just making a mountain out of a molehill.”

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