make mountains out of molehills

make mountains out of molehills

To exaggerate or put too much focus on a minor issue and make it seem like a major one. You got one B and you're acting like you're failing the class. You're making mountains of molehills, if you ask me. This is a minor setback. Let's not make mountains of molehills.
See also: make, molehill, mountain, of, out
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