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overplay your hand

to do more than you should I think people did want change, but the mayor may have overplayed his hand by making so many changes so quickly.
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overplay your hand

  (mainly American)
to try to get more advantages from a situation than you are likely to get I'm going to ask for promotion but I think it might be overplaying my hand to ask to work fewer hours as well.
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