(do something) to excess

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(do something) to excess

To do or indulge in something too much. I started to lose weight once I stopped regularly eating to excess. I'll go to the pub with you guys, but I'm not drinking to excess tonight—I have to be up early tomorrow.
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drink to excess

To drink alcohol to the point of intoxication. This is an important event for me, honey, so please don't drink to excess and make a fool of yourself.
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drink to excess

Euph. to drink too much alcohol; to drink alcohol continually. Mr. Franklin drinks to excess. Some people drink to excess only at parties.
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The foolish man, even after Reformation, Ate to excess, developed a 'corporation'' That cost his life, left Parr his sixth wife, And a legacy of religious altercation.
I always find all-you-can-eat a dangerous concept and, as is usual on these occasions, I ate to excess, combining continental and full English options - never a good idea when you have an urgent appointment with a swimming pool.