over-egg the pudding

over-egg the pudding

  (British)
to spoil something by trying too hard to improve it As a director, I think he has a tendency to over-egg the pudding, with a few too many gorgeous shots of the countryside.
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For more call 09050 700 437 Gemini May 22 - June 21 NOW that you're more inclined to over-egg the pudding, maybe you could hold back a bit.
They tend to over-egg the pudding and put lots of things on.
Kant, both 2009, Millet just about manages not to over-egg the pudding.
WHEN assessing the spread markets after writing fixed-odds previews, it is easy to over-egg the pudding and try to find alternatives to supporting our outright selections, writes Steve Palmer.
If you're tempted to over-egg the pudding, you can end up looking insincere.
Sadly this is not the first time that the Chancellor has attempted to over-egg the pudding in relation to the Government's regional policies.
I don't want to over-egg the pudding on this one but the question popped into my head again this week when I saw that Gary McAllister was fourth favourite to take over from Peter Reid at Leeds Unit-ed.
Although it's been clear from the start that there is a strong Christian allegory on show here, the fact that Neo becomes more and more Christ-like as he enters the matrix does over-egg the pudding.
I did over-egg the pudding a little and that was foolish but the idea that I'm some kind of purveyor of drugs is preposterous.
To call Stourbridge favourites is to over-egg the pudding - unless they win today.
In that sense Ben was great to work with - he's dead experimental like us and very quick as well which is great because left to our own devices we just tinker and tinker and over-egg the pudding perhaps.
Frasier, always one to over-egg the pudding, arranges for Niles and Daphne to be alone.