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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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'But our view is that inflation worries in the US is overdone, that US Fed will continue to raise rates very gradually, that the recent volatility is just a short-term correction,' Neumann said.
In a research report, the bank said that the recent 'sell-off' in the banking sector had been overdone, with high-yield spreads pricing in about a 70 percent possibility of a recession.
"We think the sell-off in Bunds on Thursday was overdone, and evident in the paring of losses going into the settlement close.
Indeed, the aisles were transformed into additional playing areas over the next two hours as the actors playing Duke Vincentio, Mistress Overdone, Isabella, and Claudio used these spaces to deriver their respective soliloquies.
The CBI said it would be monitoring any impact of next month's rise in the hourly rate from pounds 4.50 to pounds 4.85 to see if the Government had 'overdone it'.
And then when it is done, we critics tend to highlight what was left undone or, in some cases, overdone. In his "Foreword" to Torbet's survey, Kenneth Scott Latourette correctly said, "So varied and so rich is the record of the Baptists that to reproduce it in its entirety would require many volumes and would entail several lifetimes of research in the pertinent printed and manuscript books, reports, periodicals, diaries, and letters." But then Latourette added, "However, the main outline can be compassed in one volume." I agree.
MARIAH CAREY'S short skirts must have blinded Gordon Parks to her mushy, oversentimental, overdone songs (Mailmusic, November 2).
Analysts said the recent rally which added 12pc to the value of the blue-chip index appeared to have been overdone.
THE betting market has to pay maximum respect to anything trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Kieren Fallon, but it can be overdone and layers can look at Coquetry in the Gala Casinos Classified Stakes (5.55) at Windsor.
Bryan Lewis's Mi Casa Su Casa is a reworking of the overdone "green-card" film in which an American (Roy Werner) marries a foreigner (nicely played by Mulholland Drive's Laura Elena Harring) to keep her in the country.
Some of the descriptions are overdone, the dialogue seems forced and the author spends too much time on unnecessary illustrations, while neglecting to provide key details of the characters' lives.
What the pair see at Joe's house, besides some overdone (but maybe not) depictions of the American method of poor plant supervision, is chaos, command-and-control, needless complexity (including the effort in compiling data reports) and a lesson why "pushing" work material and orders into production is asking for trouble.
They use biological imagery--not an overdone, semi-subjective biomorphism but a freshly objective sense of microscopic reality--to create what could be regarded as an eccentric version of Abstract Expressionism but is really too idiosyncratic to be classifiable.
The device is responsible for the book's realism but is overdone in some places, approaching a gossipy tone worthy of People magazine.