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ReBuS (Looks Even Worse Than It Really Is!)

Rebus brain teasers use words or letters in interesting orientations to represent common phrases.

 

Puzzle ID:#48600
Fun:*** (2.31)
Difficulty:** (2.03)
Category:Rebus
Submitted By:BadBunnee02*us**
Corrected By:dalfamnest

 

 

 



What's the rebus, here?

bLoW



Answer

blow out of proportion

The letters "L" and "W" are upper case and the letters "b" and "o" are lower case. That is abnormal and, therefore, "out of proportion" for the normal spelling of a word.

"Blow out of proportion" is an idiom meaning to behave as if something that has happened is much worse than it really is.

Example of use: "BBjr has taken the position that rebuses using full sentences is a question that some people completely blow out of proportion when compared to rebuses with no supporting data or "story".

Origin of use : Probably a variant of "making a mountain out of a molehill" by use of the definition of "blow" as "exaggeration" or "puffery".

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