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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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This is obviously overdone, but is there a sense that the Treasury market has been helped along by foreign governments interested in propping up the dollar?
Paul Waterhouse, director of insurance at S&P, said: ``We think some of the recent comments have been overdone.
The analogy may be a bit overdone, but I think it is fair to suggest that to believe that this kind of task can be significantly accelerated by throwing more people at the task is akin to suggesting that open heart surgery can be accelerated by throwing more doctors into the operating room.
Stocks in Dubai dropped on apprehensions that the rally in the markets was overdone.
Summary: Dubai shares declined the most in more than a month on investor bets gains this year are overdone and as stocks in Europe and Asia retreated from a five-year high.
But when it is overdone, it becomes problematic," Ahmed added.
While to some of you, this may sound like an overdone tete-a-tete, I prefer to view it as sign of the fascinating evolution of the public conversation that is newspapers.
The ending is somewhat contrived and the characterizations overdone, but Carter still tells an interesting tale.
But just when you might think no comedian could wring more laughs out of overdone subjects like Julia Child or Michael Jackson, here comes Cantone describing Jackson with a "clitoris for a nose.
Waseige, who was at Hampden Park to see the 0-0 draw between the Scots and Croatia, said: "Marc has overdone it a bit following his ankle surgery.
2 where "the news of Claudio's imprisonment is given twice: first with Mistress Overdone as announcer, and then with Pompey advising a now ignorant Overdone" (Companion, 468).
Summary: Gold is surging the most in 10 months after traders judged that a slump in the price for the precious metal was overdone.
No one knows this better than the politicians themselves, which is why they're starting to worry whether maybe they've overdone it by putting 10 different tax and bond measures on the November ballot.