Lets suppose someone is exaggerating the magnitude of a problem. For example: they face an accident on the way home and start to fabricating some stories about the event that never has happened. The audience possibly would perceive these are all made up by the speaker to making a more scenic view of the occurrence. They may say:
- You are making this out to be a bigger deal than it really is.
Once, I read the sentence above somewhere and right away took it down on a paper. [The source is unknown now.]
How shall I say the above sentence in a simpler way and using simpler structure in English?