molehill


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molehill

the small mound of earth thrown up by a burrowing mole
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The Shepherd's Fire" describes young shepherd boys gathering "round fires upon a molehill toasting sloes [blackthorn berries] / & crabs that froth & frizzle on the coals (MP 4:194-95, 5 (-)6).
We're always happy to answer whatever, but I think there was a mountain made out of a molehill.
But Roy, 89, said: "They're making a mountain out of a molehill.
It's my belief he has made a mountain out of a molehill in his desire for publicity.
In my opinion, it's a big mountain out of a molehill .
Torn between the dramatic molehill of a yuppie couple's off-and-on relationship and the visual splendor of the Sierra Nevada mountains, "Leave Me Like You Found Me" barely musters enough energy to engage as it tests whether two ex-lovers can repair a breakup by camping in the Sequoia National Forest.
I think he has almost said himself that it has been a bit of a mountain out of a molehill.
In no way making a melodramatic mountain out of a molehill, the normally highly potent Monbiot admitted to feeling "powerless, unstrung as I watch disaster unfolding in slow motion".
There will always be nationality conflicts between taxi drivers and irate passengers, even if it is a small incident and the passenger could make a mountain out of a molehill if the taxi driver does not belong to his/her country community.
Nothing has been done like that, they are making a mountain out of a molehill.
A MOLEHILL may be one of the least favourite sights for gardeners, but the public is now being asked to count them in a bid to find out if the secretive creature is in trouble.