blown (all) out of proportion

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blown (all) out of proportion

Exaggerated or magnified beyond the true scale or truth of the matter. It was just a minor tremor, not even a proper earthquake, but the media has it blown all out of proportion. These reports on the crime rate are blown out of proportion, if you ask me.
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It's all her, and she thinks the talk about her bust size has been blown out of proportion.
To this point I thought the whole deal was blown out of proportion.