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go from one extreme to the other

to change from one thing to its opposite. You go from one extreme to another about Tom—one day angry, the next day perfectly happy.
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go to extremes (to do something)

to be excessive in one's efforts to do something. Auntie Jane will go to extremes to make us all comfortable. Let's not go to extremes! We've already spent enough on gifts for the kids.
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terminate someone with extreme prejudice

murder or assassinate someone. euphemistic, chiefly US
The expression originated in the terminology of the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1970s.
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boring, silly, etc. in the exˈtreme

extremely boring, silly, etc: I must admit, it’s puzzling in the extreme just how these books found their way here.
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go to exˈtremes

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carry/take something to exˈtremes

behave in a way that is not moderate or normal: She really goes to extremes, spending such huge sums of money on entertaining her friends.You never go out after dark? That’s taking being careful to extremes, isn’t it?
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in the extreme

To an extreme degree: eccentric in the extreme.
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And as with workplaces, stimulating behavior changes in the most public, visible locations may help to overcome extremeness sanctions, while communicating consensus for change and providing focal points for discussion of analogous changes at home.
On extremeness sanctions, see supra text accompanying notes 42-44.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EXTREMENESS OF SEXUAL SELF-RATING AND CERTAINTY OF SEXUAL SELF-RATING
CERTAINTY OF SEXUAL SELF-VIEW IN RELATION TO SEXUAL EXPERIENCE (BENTLER SCALE), SEXUAL ATITTUDES (EROTOPHOBIA-EROTOPHILIA SCALE), AND EXTREMENESS OF SEXUAL SELF-RATINGS
The extremeness of the tendency to a, much greater than one would have anticipated from the charters, could be partially explained if it were the result of a common articulatory tendency with other changes of rounded front vowels to u.
You have to savor the movie's extremeness and preposterousness without getting so removed that you fail to enjoy its genuine excitement and tension.
There are laws in place to deal with the cowards who set upon this animal and I sincerely hope they are punished severely for their actions and, more importantly, that the authorities keep a close eye on their behaviour as I am sure, given the extremeness of this attack, that this is not the first time at least some of those involved have resorted to animal abuse and their sickness is sure to escalate if left unchecked.
The notion of extremeness aversion discussed by Simonson and Tversky (1992) and by Kivetz (1999) may result in similar loan selection patterns.
The down payment and contract length preferences were also consistent with extremeness aversion (Kivetz 1999; Simonson and Tversky 1992).
Extremeness aversion predicts that within an offered set, options with extreme values are relatively less attractive than those with intermediate values.
Henry Fonda's pratfalls, on the other hand (during the elaborate society party given in honour of 'the Lady Eve Sidwich' in person), are perfectly integrated in the film's texture, expre ssing the extremeness of his discomfiture when the honoured celebrity shows such an uncanny resemblance to the woman he first fell for then repudiated.
68) Thus the direction of the shift seemed to turn on the location of the original disposition, and the size of the shift depended on the extremeness of that original disposition.
Extremeness aversion refers to the fact that people do not like to take a position that falls on a pole on a continuum; hence people like an option better if it is intermediate.