molehill molehill  /ˈmoʊl ˌhɪl/


  • (n) a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing


  1. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi.
  2. Around this molehill of fact, the picture builds a mountain of melodramatic fiction about a weather team headed by hard-boiled Chief Petty Officer Richard Widmark.
  3. Newswatch Thomas GriffithIt is not yet clear whether the Carter briefing papers are a molehill waiting to be made into a mountain or a mountain trying to pass itself off.


  1. Big Screen Berkeley: ‘Hannah Arendt’ is a superior biopic

    Along with Jeanette McDonald-Nelson Eddy musicals and John Wayne westerns, biopics are, generally speaking, among my least favorite films. More often than not, they are boring recreations of historical (or, frequently, ahistorcial) events ripe for molehill-to-mountain criticism concerning the tiniest of factual errors. Biopics rarely entertain or enlighten, apparently existing only to generate ...
    on July 30, 2013     Source: Berkeleyside

  2. Roach: Drunk or not, alcohol causes damage over time

    Dear Dr. Roach: My question is regarding my husband. We have argued several times about his drinking habits, so I have decided to enlist your help in determining if I am making a mountain out of a molehill or not.
    on July 29, 2013     Source: The Alexandria Town Talk

  3. Rex Ryan says Jets starting QB will be shared decision, backs up John Idzik

    Calls attention to Idzik's words "making a mountain out of a molehill"
    on July 28, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

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  1. Barton said after Monday's game that people were making a "mountain out of a molehill" over his apparent swipe at Agbonlahor. "The referee gave a free-kick and I was debating with him because I didn't think it was a free-kick. I thought it...
    on Nov 4, 2008 By: Joey Barton Source:

  2. "It's a molehill compared to Giuliani's mountain," Land said. "When you're a war hero (like McCain), you have less to prove on the character front."
    on Mar 6, 2007 By: Richard Land Source: Washington Post

  3. Speaking to reporters after his appearance at the National Forum on Europe in Dublin Castle Mr Cowen said: "I don't want to make a mountain out of a molehill. But the fact of the matter is that a private comment was made to a colleague." "It...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Brian Cowen Source: Irish Times

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