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molehill

the small mound of earth thrown up by a burrowing mole
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The fateful run-in with a mole hill while training youngsters saw him badly break his leg in two places - snapping his tibia and fibula - during a tackle with a young rugby player.
Kaira said, It is beyond human comprehension that why a mountain was made of a mole hill after categorical rebuttal of the concocted news, by the Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.
Where and when the Long Walk is run may strike you as a mole hill among a mountain of troubles, but it is important because of the depressing message it sends to the racing consumer - you don't matter - and the fact that faced with a staggeringly simple choice, the BHA has made the wrong one.
And not to be one to make a mountain out of a mole hill, Shakira's sex appeal has made her the fourth-richest woman in the music business (behind Madonna, Celine Dion and Barbara Streisand.
Ensuing comment by journalism educators and others cast the faux pas as more of a mole hill than a mountain, and some doubted it was even plagiarism--the taking of someone else's writing and passing it off as one's own.
Despite the fact that it may be unintended, articles like this one cast doubt, raise fears, and damage the beneficial use effort by making a mountain out of a mole hill.
He's a poet, all right, but as this exquisitely crafted, mountainous mole hill reminds, even a good poet needs a good editor now and then.
That there is not indicates that a mole hill is being made into a mountain.
Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill," Abang Abu Bakar said, according to the report.
The result, geared to 3- to 8-year-olds, is a delicious story of a mole who actually makes a mountain out of a mole hill and, in the process, outsmarts a fox, skunk, and raccoon.
That American TV networks are split down the middle of the political sphere in their support of Oprah in either empathising or accusing her of making a mountain of a mole hill, is a reflection of the state of the world today.