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out of (all) proportion

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishout of (all) proportionout of (all) proportionEXAGGERATEtoo big, great, or strong in relation to somethingout of (all) proportion to/with The fear of violent crime has now risen out of all proportion to the actual risk.get/blow something out of proportion (=treat something as more serious than it really is) Aren’t you getting things rather out of proportion? The whole issue has been blown out of all proportion. proportion
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get/blow something out of proportionThings get blown out of proportion.Things had got a bit out of proportion.We mustn't get things out of proportion.The issue was blown far out of proportion.
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