overdo it


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overdo it

To do so much of an activity that it becomes harmful, detrimental, unenjoyable, or undesirable. 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.
See also: overdo

overˈdo it/things

do too much: He rather overdid it last Saturday playing football, and now he’s aching all over.I’ve been overdoing things a bit recently. I really need a rest.
See also: overdo, thing
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When you overdo it, your hands might look fresh, but if you use the wrong type of polish remover too often, your nails could become brittle and discolored.
When you overdo it with at-home whitening strips, you can cause permanent damage by softening tooth enamel, irritating the dental pulp where the nerves are and even burning the gums and other soft tissues in the mouth, warns Dr.
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In addition to forcing him to sit out occasionally so he doesn't overdo it, Jordan said the surgically repaired knee is limiting his effectiveness in other areas.
There may be a tendency to take it lightly and overdo it.
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Caution in ordering, though, is a good idea because it's easy to overdo it at the start of the meal and not have enough room to finish the main course, let alone end with a dessert.
I smoked from age 19 to 32, and after I quit, my skin color improved noticeably and my capacity for exercise increased greatly, but I don't overdo it.
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