Last modified on 20 September 2013, at 08:53
out of proportion (comparative more out of proportion, superlative most out of proportion)
- (idiomatic) Not in a proper or pleasing relation to other things, especially in terms of size.
- I only said that she wasn't as young as she used to be, and her response was out of proportion.
- Philip Larkin, Toads
- Six days of the week it [work] soils / With its sickening poison — / Just for paying a few bills! / That's out of proportion.