blown out of proportion

blown out of proportion
blown out of proportion — see proportion
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  • blow out of proportion —    If you exaggerate the importance of something, you blow it out of proportion.     The importance of the event was blown out of proportion by the media …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • blow out of proportion — it was an innocent passing remark that he s blown out of proportion Syn: exaggerate, overstate, overstress, overestimate, magnify, amplify; aggrandize, embellish, elaborate …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • was blown out of proportion — grew to a monstrous size, was inflated, was exaggerated …   English contemporary dictionary

  • blow out of proportion — blow (something) out of (all) proportion to behave as if something that has happened is much worse than it really is. They had a minor argument in a restaurant but the press have blown it out of all proportion, speculating about divorce …   New idioms dictionary

  • proportion — noun 1 part/share of a whole ADJECTIVE ▪ appreciable (esp. BrE), considerable, good, great, high, huge, large, overwhelming, significant, sizeable …   Collocations dictionary

  • proportion — [[t]prəpɔ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦♦ proportions 1) N COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n A proportion of a group or an amount is a part of it. [FORMAL] A large proportion of the dolphins in that area will eventually die... A proportion of the rent is met by the …   English dictionary

  • blow something out of proportion — blow (something) out of (all) proportion to behave as if something that has happened is much worse than it really is. They had a minor argument in a restaurant but the press have blown it out of all proportion, speculating about divorce …   New idioms dictionary

  • proportion — pro|por|tion1 W2S2 [prəˈpo:ʃən US ˈpo:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of something)¦ 2¦(relationship)¦ 3¦(correct scale)¦ 4 proportions 5 out of (all) proportion 6 keep something in proportion 7 sense of proportion 8¦(mathematics)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proportion */*/*/ — UK [prəˈpɔː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [prəˈpɔrʃ(ə)n] noun Word forms proportion : singular proportion plural proportions 1) a) [countable] maths a quantity of something that is a part or share of the whole proportion of: Only a small proportion of graduates… …   English dictionary

  • proportion — pro|por|tion [ prə pɔrʃn ] noun *** 1. ) count a quantity of something that is a part or share of the whole: proportion of: Only a small proportion of graduates fail to find employment. a ) uncount the relationship between two or more quantities… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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