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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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But if you overdo it, you can actually make your skin look worse, according to ShopSmart, the shopping magazine from the publisher of Consumer Reports.
World-renowned plastic surgeon Dr Arthur Swift has suggested that doctors, who give in to patient demands and overdo procedures, are creating unnatural appearances, News.
As Oldburyite has already stated, we all make mistakes but if you want to be the great player you are capable of then you have to box clever and don't overdo it.
But, as with any new activity, people should pace themselves and not overdo it.
He's just got to forget about it, the specialist has told him to just keep doing his prevention work, his goalkeeping work, but not to overdo it.
Even low-fat snacks will cause you to gain weight if you overdo it.
Don't overdo it on any one day, and make sure your friends and family know to move at your pace.
But don't overdo it: the desserts and espresso have a following of their own as well.
While Middleton manipulates dramatic conventions such as prodigal son plays or the patriarchal social structures that govern social mobility, Jonson's humor is more corrosive because so theatrically-determined in characters like Face, Subtle, Volpone, Justice Overdo, and Dauphine.
Feed and water tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers etc in the greenhouse but don't overdo it - if the compost is moist leave it to start drying out as sodden compost can lead to root rot, particularly in growing bags.
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.
Isn't the way to deal with those who overdo drinking, spoiling things for those who don't, simply to make them pay for the extra help they receive?
Eating nuts may help lower the risk of gallstones, but nuts are calorie-dense, so don't overdo it.
Don't overdo it at the onset of a seasonal shift; be flexible.