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se faire une montagne de qqch
to get really worked up about something
c'est l'arbre qui cache la forêt
you can't see the wood for the trees (US can't see the forest for the trees)
c'est la cerise sur le gâteau
that's the icing on the cake
jeter une ombre au tableau
to spoil the picture
la seule ombre au tableau
the only snag
passer l'éponge
to forget the past
prendre figure
to take shape
ronfler comme un orgue
to snore like a pig
s'en laisser conter
to be taken in, gullible
en tout état de cause
in any case, in any event (not cas)
en connaître un bout
to know a thing or two
un clou chasse l'autre
one takes over where the other leaves off
enfoncer le clou
to drive the point home
enfoncer la porte ouverte
to state the obvious
en mettre un coup
to give it all one's got (not an expr with 'pousser')