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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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"I know busting my butt is a good thing, and that it will bring me all the success I need and deserve!" While we are certainly fans of hard work and determination, there is also such a thing as overdoing it. And overdoing it can be downright destructive.
RUDENESS towards staff, overdoing it on alcohol and kicking seat backs are among the worst flight habits, a survey found.
Six referees in Peru have been suspended indefinitely after overdoing it at a discipline and laws convention.
"However, even with the best of intentions, it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and end up overdoing it. The best way to avoid this is to set out a budget before starting to shop.
"Overdoing it can send out the message that it is acceptable not to drink responsibly in celebration of our national holiday." The Crisis Pregnancy Agency has also warned "think contraception" before heading out.
"In fact, she has been advised to scale things down a little because she's in danger of overdoing it. It'll be a lucky man who gets to follow Justin in her affections."
If so, that's also a clear indicator you're overdoing it.
But if you can't rouse them there is a chance they have alcohol poisoning - although this usually occurs when someone has been binge-drinking rather than just overdoing it with a few glasses of wine.
"It might be overdoing it to call DIY the new sex," says Jane Bruton, editor of glossy magazine Living Etc.