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overkill

An excessive amount or degree of something; far too much of something. Don't you think all these flowers are a bit overkill? OK, ease up on the shouting, Tom. It's just overkill at this point.
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overkill

n. too much. That is enough. Any more is just overkill.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The former, a response to the rise of fascism in 1940, rides Franz Liszt's score with simplistic representations of light and darkness, the Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers awash in expressionistic overkill. Ashton choreographed Scenes de Ballet in 1948 for Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes, but his intently literal rendition of Stravinsky's irregular rhythms worked against him; Balanchine knew that Stravinsky's pauses also allowed for choreography.
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For most small- to mid-size companies, however, it presents a financially impractical approach and is overkill, given the transaction loads and real-time constraints of the business.