mushroom into

mushroom into something

Fig. to grow suddenly into something large or important. The question of pay suddenly mushroomed into a major matter. The unpaid bill mushroomed into a nasty argument and, finally, a court battle.
See also: mushroom
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The evolution of the wild mushroom into an ingredient so prized by modern chefs is something that intrigues me.
You have to trick the mushroom into believing it is time to fruit.