Synonyms of make a meal of something
make a meal of something
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exaggerateIf you exaggerate, you indicate that something is, for example, worse or more important than it really is.
• He tends to exaggerate the importance of his job.
overstateemphasizeenlargeinflateembroidermagnifyoverdoamplifyexaltembellishoverestimateoveremphasizepile it on about (informal)blow up out of all proportionlay it on thick about (informal)lay it on with a trowel about (informal)make a production (out) of (informal)make a federal case of (US, informal)hyperbolize
overdoIf someone overdoes something, they behave in an exaggerated or extreme way.
• He overdid his usually quite funny vitriol.
exaggerateoverstateoveruseoverplaydo to death (informal)belabourcarry or take too farmake a production (out) of (informal)lay (something) on thick (informal)
overstateIf you say that someone is overstating something, you mean they are describing it in a way that makes it seem more important or serious than it really is.
• The importance of health education cannot be overstated.
Thesaurus for make a meal of something from the Collins English Thesaurus