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snowball into (something)

To develop quickly and progressively into something bigger, more complex, more difficult, more dangerous, etc. This whole situation could snowball into a national scandal if the press gets wind of it. It started out as an idea for a short story, but I just kept adding details and characters and plot twists to it until it snowballed into a full-blown novel.
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snowball into something

Fig. [for something] to become larger or more serious by growing like a snowball being rolled. This whole problem is snowballing into a crisis very rapidly. The argument soon snowballed into a full-blown riot.
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As the two settle on the Summit Lodge as the venue for the Snow Ball, Carly and Jesse convert the event into a fancy fundraising gala to help infuse much needed resources into the property.
9 The dressy ensemble you're putting together for this year's Snow Ball consists of: A.
"When Carly [Hall] plans Snowden Peak's Snow Ball with Jesse [McNally], their attraction is undeniable.
But back to Tommy Marshall's vivid personal memories, including the day he knocked a copper's helmet off at the corner of St Domingo and the Valley with a snow ball. "I changed the way I went to school for a while," recalled Tom.
SNOW BALL Z Andy and his dogs Maggie and Rusty have some fun as star relaxes at home for a few days
FOLLOWING on from its hugely successful Snow Ball, Dissington Hall has two flagship events planned for this winter.
In his retirement years, Rene enjoyed puttering in his yard, square and ballroom dancing; which included the Annual Snow Ball in Punta Gorda, as well as traveling throughout the US and Canada visiting family and friends.
FREEZING FUN: Children from Abingdon Primary School brave the elements for a snow ball fight Picture by PETER BENN; WHITE OUT: This picture of statues of footballing legends at the Riverside covered in a blanket of snow was captured and yesterday during one of the few breaks in the snow fall PICTURE sent in by DARREN ALLINSON; EXTREME CONDITIONS: Gazette reader Andrew Smith sent us these dramatic shots of a bus coming off the Guisborough Road, left, and Maisie Aldridge, three, with her mum Sarah Smith out sledging in Great Ayton; OUT IN THE COLD: Traffic last night on Teesside Picture by ANDREW GRAY
Since then Trudy's old watch in the Mobilising and Communications Centre has held the Trudy Ramsden Memorial Snow Ball and the brigade have pushed the memorial fund past pounds 30,000 in one year.
ChildLine would like to invite people from across the West Midlands to attend the Snow Ball this Christmas, being held at the ICC in Birmingham on Tuesday December 20.
Among the best hardy cultivars are Golden Ball, Green Top Stone and Manchester Market; for spring sowing Purple Cross, Snow Ball and White.
"Modern Family" Season 8 will air its 9th episode, titled "Snow Ball," on Wednesday, Dec.
Tenders are invited for Supply and Installation of Snow Ball Fountain and Repairing of Water Body Pushkarni Park
THE George Thomas Hospice will hold its Snow Ball at the Marriott Hotel, Cardiff, on December 2.
THEY'RE known as ASBOs: Aggressive Snow Ball Offences.....