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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Attorney Bruce Jones, who is representing the girl, said the case has been blown out of proportion, and he agreed with Sylmar Juvenile Court Judge Morton Rochman's ruling to keep the case in juvenile court.
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.