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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.
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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.
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Sure, smileys help get your meaning across, but try not to overdo the cutesy factor.
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The Sun quoted Evra as saying: "He can overdo it when he falls.
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Be careful not to overdo it with high fat foods like cheese and eggs.
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Remember, if you overdo it tonight no magic potion will cure your hangover.
True, they overdo it somewhat with the iron skillets here.
Sometimes in these situations you can overdo it,'' Tomjanovich said.