out of proportion

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Lots of times, though, everyday worries get blown way out of proportion. Like, why obsess over whether your hair will look like a frizzed mushroom by third period?
Her British coach Nigel Sears, however, insists: "The story about her weight has been blown up out of proportion by the press.
He said: "This was a storm in a tea cup but no doubt my enemies will blow it out of proportion."