One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the fine lines were visible only under high magnification’
increase, augmentation, extension, expansion, amplification, intensification, heightening, deepening, broadening, widening, dilation, boost, enhancement
2‘the magnification of the marginal details in the play’
exaggeration, overstatement, amplification, overemphasis, overplaying, dramatization, overdramatization, colouring, embroidery, embellishment, enhancement, extravagance, inflation, hyperbole, aggrandizement
gilding the lily
informal blowing up, blowing up out of all proportion, making a big thing out of something
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