Definition: to overestimate the importance of something; to take something small, and make it more important than it needs to be

Examples:

Yes, she made a mistake. But it’s really not that big. When you say we should fire her, I think you are making a mountain out of a molehill.

Here is a tip for feeling less stress: Keep things in perspective. Don’t make mountains out of molehills.

About Matt Krause

Matt began his professional life as an import buyer, and since 2006 has been teaching companies how to connect with their investors and clients better. His clients work in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Sofia for companies like Allianz, 3M, P&G, Citibank, and Reckitt Benckiser. He also walked across Turkey and wrote a book about it.

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