On the lighter side.

We all run into situations when someone seems to overreact to a given circumstance.  Something that seems to get blown out of proportion, someone gets a little too excited.

A few idioms then, to help communicate this very common human experience.

In English there are several phrases that come to mind…

“Don’t get your panties in a bunch!” or “You’re making a mountain out of a mole hill.”

But what about other languages?   Here are a couple of samples.

In Russian they say the equivalent of, “You’re making an elephant from a fly.”

In Spanish they say, “You’re making a storm in a glass of water.”

So whatever the language, it’s pretty clear that we humans overreact sometime.  When it’s your turn, remind yourself of this post.

And relax.


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