This idiom may be literally translated as "to drown in a glass of water."
ahogarse en un vaso de aguatransitive verb phrase
1. (to overreact over a minor issue)
a. to make a mountain out of a molehill (idiom)
La gente que se ahoga en un vaso de agua nunca será feliz.People who make a mountain out of a molehill will never be happy.
Ya no puedo con Ana. Siempre que tiene una dificultad, se ahoga en un vaso de agua.I can't stand Ana anymore. Whenever she has a difficulty, she makes heavy weather of it.
Tan solo te pedí que hicieras la compra. ¿Por qué te ahogas en un vaso de agua?I only asked you to buy groceries. Why are you making heavy weather of it?
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