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Expression "Make a mountain out of a molehill"



 
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Expression "Make a mountain out of a molehill" #1 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 2:38 am   Expression "Make a mountain out of a molehill"
 

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #122 "Synonyms for business and employment", question 1

Joshua and Michael inherited a small company from their father. Their ......... is packing meat and selling it wholesale.

(a) employment
(b) appointment
(c) craft
(d) business

Synonyms Lesson, Advanced Level

ESL/EFL Test #122 "Synonyms for business and employment", answer 1

Joshua and Michael inherited a small company from their father. Their business is packing meat and selling it wholesale.

Correct answer: (d) business
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May some one help me to explain the full meaning of the expression " Make a mountain out of a molehill"

Nguyen Long
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Make a mountain out of a molehill #2 (permalink) Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:13 am   Make a mountain out of a molehill
 

Dear Learner,
If somebody makes a mountain out of a molehill, they exaggerate the importance or seriousness of a problem.
Hope this helps!
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