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overdo it

To do so much of an activity that it becomes harmful, detrimental, unenjoyable, or undesirable. Primarily heard in UK. I think I overdid it on the decorations—now the house looks downright gaudy. I know you're keen to get back into the gym, but don't overdo it or you'll end up hurting yourself.
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It's also easy to overdo it on nail polish removers, tooth whiteners, facial cleansers and wrinkle creams.
It's OK to eat stuff you like, as long as you don't overdo it.
As with all technology, it is possible to overdo it once you've discovered the possibilities.
Sprains, strains and exhaustion aren't found on a great vacation, so don't overdo it.
Don't overdo it on any one day, and make sure your friends and family know to move at your pace.
She knows all her students' limitations and cautions people not to overdo it.
If you continue to overdo it, you may go on to develop severe headaches, weakness, and painful joints.
While it's very important to keep fit and healthy, we at the Arthritis Research Campaign want to get the message across to would-be keepfitters that you can prevent sports injuries by following a few simple guidelines: train and warm up properly, make sure you've got the right technique and don't overdo it.
The tendency for almost everybody who starts an exercise program is to overdo it early, so they get sore and tired," says McGuire.
You might feel similar symptoms when you overdo it at mealtime, Koch says.
Don't overdo it, but don't be afraid to enjoy the treats of the season.
The truth is, "you absolutely can overdo it,'' says Jessica Crandall, a registered dietitian in Denver and national spokeswoman for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
It's just a matter of getting the strength built up and not trying to overdo it in spring training,'' he said.