Definition of molehill in English:

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molehill

Pronunciation: /ˈmōlˌhil/

noun

A small mound of earth thrown up by a mole burrowing near the surface.
Example sentences
  • Here's more advice for those of us who suffer from moles and molehills in our lawns, this time from the Garden Centre, near Preston.
  • Moles don't dig new tunnels each time they forage, and in fact a very active mole territory may sport very few molehills.
  • It is quite common to see moles covered in soil after pushing there way through molehills but have you ever actually seen a muddy fox?

Phrases

make a mountain out of a molehill

Exaggerate the importance of something trivial.
Example sentences
  • I've visited homes where they've appeared to think the school is making a mountain out of a molehill and it's not their problem.
  • What am I not being told, and is it because they're afraid of sparking panic, or because the law or the media are afraid of looking like idiots for making a mountain out of a molehill?
  • The police are making a mountain out of a molehill.
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