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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.
"I encourage the use of a heart-rate monitor that looks like a wristwatch, so people can watch their heart rate as they're exercising and not overdo it at the beginning," he adds.
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.
I'm spoilt for choice for places to imbibe; sometimes I overdo it, that cannot be denied.
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Water thoroughly, but don't overdo it, and wait until the compost is fairly dry before watering again.
While it's very important to keep fit and healthy, we at the Arthritis Research Campaign want to get the message across to would-be keepfitters that you can prevent sports injuries by following a few simple guidelines: train and warm up properly, make sure you've got the right technique and don't overdo it.
Make sure you don't overdo it, though, as they are quite heavy on the stomach.
While it's true you don't want to overdo it, you should exercise intensely enough to work up a sweat, get your heart beating into your training zone, and feel a sense of satisfaction for having completed your workout.
11 If you drink alcoholic beverages, DON'T overdo it. If you drink, keep it to no more than one a day (for women) or two a day (for men).
ST PATRICK'S Day revellers have beenwarned not to overdo it on our national day of celebration - or they'll end up the wrong shade of green.
HERE'S one from the ECHO archives to chase away any guilt from those planning to overdo it over the next fortnight.
This is your month to be supper sporty Just don't overdo it. Don't want to spend the rest of the summer with a sprained ankle or something, do ya?
The key is not to overdo it. If you have flowers on the walls, keep the majority of your furnishings plain - the odd floral cushion won't hurt as long as it's the right tone
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