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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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Five hundred and ninety-five patients (sex ratio M/F 4.36, mean age 43 [+ or -] 12, and range 18-69) participated in the following steps: (1) criterion validity of POAM-P/F "avoidance" was assessed by its correlation to the TSK; POAM-P/F "pacing" and "overdoing" subscores were compared to the corresponding subscores of the CPCI.
Criterion validity was evaluated by (1) the Pearson correlation coefficient between the POAM-P/F scores of "avoidance," "pacing," and "overdoing" subscales and the TSK score (all patients) and the corresponding CPCI subscores (94 patients), respectively, and (2) a Principal Component Analysis (PCA) run with POAMP-P/F avoidance, POAMP-P/F pacing, POAMP-P/F overdoing, TSK, HASD-anxiety, HADS-depression, PCS, BPI-severity, BPI-interference, age, and number of surgeries.
Men had slightly higher avoidance scores than women (28.8 [+ or -] 8.4 versus 27.1 [+ or -] 8.6) and slightly lower overdoing scores (20.7 [+ or -] 8.7 versus 22.3 [+ or -] 9.3), with a substantial trend toward significance (p = 0.06 and 0.07, resp.).
The correlation between the "avoidance" score of the POAM-P/F and TSK was highly significant (r = 0.508, p < [10.sup.-4]; see Table 1), as well as the correlation between the "pacing" and "overdoing" scores of the POAMP/F and the corresponding CPCI subscores (r = 0.307, p < [10.sup.-2], and r = 0.312, p < [10.sup.-2]).
ICC were 0.881 [[0.821-0.921].sub.95%] for avoidance, 0.865 [[0.799-0.911].sub.95%] for pacing, and 0.731 [[0.613-0.818].sub.95%] for overdoing. Cronbach's alpha coefficients were 0.877, 0.891, and 0.846 for avoidance, pacing, and overdoing subscales, respectively.
"As you know, I have done four tours in three years and I felt like I was overdoing it.
OVERDOING IT McGeady says Ireland have been training hard
The survey also found more than 70% of us frown on fellow passengers overdoing it on booze.
If you've been overdoing it with the turkey, though, you'll probably be nowhere near the world-famous training requirements that you'll need.
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.
LOTS of pursed lips, not to say hypocrisy, about Tracy Shaw and other celebs who appeared to be overdoing it at the TV awards.
The former Spurs midfielder is off the booze, which nearly killed him recently, but appears to have been overdoing the botox and sunbeds.
Drink Aware said people were more at risk of overdoing it at house parties because the festival falls over a weekend.