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    "making a meal out of a cracker"

    Hi.

    Is it possible for you to explain what this means? (This is what a husband tells to a hesitant wife in the novel.)
    "I want to tell her she’s making a meal out of a cracker and we could be finished in a minute if she put her mind to it, but she can surely see that"

    Thanks.

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    Re: "making a meal out of a cracker"

    Quote Originally Posted by lorenya View Post
    Hi.

    Is it possible for you to explain what this means? (This is what a husband tells to a hesitant wife in the novel.)
    "I want to tell her she’s making a meal out of a cracker and we could be finished in a minute if she put her mind to it, but she can surely see that"

    Thanks.
    I assume it means making something big out of something small, making something unnecessarily big, overreacting to things, etc. (A cracker is not a whole meal.)

    There's an idiom "Making a mountain out of a molehill" (making too much out of something small).

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