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(to) blow things out of proportion – to exaggerate; to make more of something than one should

Example 1: They sent a 12 year-old boy to jail for biting his babysitter? Don’t you think they’re blowing things out of proportion?

Example 2: Sally called the police when her neighbor’s party got too loud. I think that was blowing things out of proportion.


(to) burn someone up– to make someone angry

Example 1: Jenny didn’t vote for Nicole. That really burns Nicole up.

Example 2: I can’t believe Kristen and Andrew didn’t invite us to their wedding. That really burns me up!

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April 15, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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    Comment by yadira rangel | May 11, 2007 | Reply


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