carry too far

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carry (something) too far

To do something, often something unwelcome, to an excessive degree. Well, your little brother is crying now because you carried your teasing too far.
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carry too far

Also, carry to excess. Extend too much in a single direction, as in One can carry the concept of mercy too far; these young thugs should be punished, or Humor in a sermon can be carried to excess. [Early 1700s]
See also: carry, far