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mushroom into (something)

To increase, expand, or grow into something much larger in size, scope, or scale than something was initially, especially in a short space of time. We started out as a small mom-and-pop shop, but the business mushroomed into a huge nationwide chain in just a few years! What was a minor talking point during the beginning of his campaign has mushroomed into one of the key issues of this election.
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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.
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This information will help shift lightly colored mushrooms into the realm of brightly colored fruits and vegetables.
Another project is fitting more mushrooms into smaller spaces and offering product in easy-to-access paper buckets.
"As we get more information out about how easy it is to incorporate mushrooms into diets, mushrooms for the first time have moved form side dish to center plate," Murphy says.
In their study, the researchers divided a 15-kilogram batch of Agaricus bisporus mushrooms into two equal groups, one of which was washed.
Glassman weaves mushrooms into her diet plan, and praises their antioxidants and role in weight management through The 02 Diet.
Now that you know how unique they are, why not pop mushrooms into your diet more often?
IT'S easy to sneak thinly sliced mushrooms into a bolognese sauce or buy a ready-made sauce which already contains them - for example Dolmio with extra mushrooms, pounds 1.52 for 500g.