grow out of proportion

grow out of proportion

To become larger in size or in scale than is correct or appropriate (in relation to something else). The price of property in this city started growing out of proportion to the population size years ago. The public backlash to this issue has grown out of proportion, if you ask me, fueled by misinformation from our political opponents. The company's influence on the economy grew out of proportion, leading it to become too big to fail before long.
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