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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.
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OVERDOING IT McGeady says Ireland have been training hard
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From the majesty of Machu Picchu to the dignified, if sadly diseased, folks warehoused beside the river, every image in ``The Motorcycle Diaries'' gets its message across without overdoing it (Salles, whose films usually bear a more aestheticized look, worked with French cinematographer Eric Gautier this time).
But he was gutted to miss out on the first Old Firm meeting of the campaign after overdoing it in the build-up to the game.
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The former Spurs midfielder is off the booze, which nearly killed him recently, but appears to have been overdoing the botox and sunbeds.
They hate the Plastics, the school's three most fashionable girls, who apparently hate everyone who's not as cool as they are (Rachel McAdams is funny/fierce, without ever overdoing the bratty blonde shtick, as the group's queen bee; ``Party of Five's'' Lacey Chabert and Amanda Seyfried are her dumber, less-confident drones).
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Welles eventually locates a sleazy, X-video producer (James Gandolfini, overdoing the ooze) and a New York director of bizarre ``specialty'' films (Peter Stormare, overdoing everything).