blow (something) out of (all) proportion(redirected from blowing out of proportion)
blow (something) out of (all) proportion
To make something seem more important, negative, or significant than it really is; to exaggerate something or focus unnecessary attention on something. I'm sure he didn't mean anything by that comment—don't blow it out of proportion. Of course she's mad at me because I didn't call her back—you can always count on my mom to blow something out of all proportion!
blow out of proportion
To make more of than is reasonable; exaggerate.