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go overboard

1. Literally, to fall off of a boat. Be careful standing so close to the edge—we don't want anyone to go overboard!
2. To act without restraint in some area. Did I go overboard with the Christmas decorations? I'm worried I bought enough Christmas lights to light up Times Square.
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go overboard

 
1. Fig. to fall out of a boat or off of a ship; to fall overboard. Be careful or you will go overboard. Someone went overboard in the fog.
2. Fig. to do too much; to be extravagant. Look, Sally, let's have a nice party, but don't go overboard. It doesn't need to be fancy. Okay, you can buy a big comfortable car, but don't go overboard on price.
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go overboard

Show excessive enthusiasm, act in an excessive way. For example, It's easy to go overboard with a new stock offering, or She really went overboard, hiring the most expensive caterer. [Mid-1900s]
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go overboard

1 be highly enthusiastic. 2 behave immoderately; go too far.
The idea behind this idiom is that of recklessly jumping over the side of a ship into the water.
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go ˈoverboard (about/for somebody/something)

(informal) be too excited or enthusiastic about something or about doing something: I told her just to cook a simple meal but she went completely overboard.He doesn’t just like her. He’s gone completely overboard about her.
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go overboard

in. to do far more than is necessary. Now don’t go overboard for us. We’re just folks.
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go overboard

To go to extremes, especially as a result of enthusiasm.
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Crew Center said that upon the arrival in Chacabuco, co-workers realized that Gubertino was not on board, and security officers reviewed the CCTV cameras showing that he went overboard at 6:41 a.
Maybe I went overboard but I wanted it better for the others.
THE search for a Run-corn man who went overboard from a ferry was called off yesterday after rescuers decided there was no chance of finding him alive.
A MAJOR air and sea search yesterday failed to find a passenger who went overboard from a ferry.
We went overboard (against Washington) to make a rhythm be fast just to get everyone involved and feel that style.
A widow suing the Stena Line ferry company over her husband's death when he went overboard faces an anxious wait for the outcome of her compensation claim after a judge yesterday reserved his decision in her case.
Instead, they went overboard and tried to prohibit Regal from making its line of 1301 separate bakery items, which is a misuse of the legal process.
The drugs, allegedly being brought ashore in 62 bales by Martin Wanden, Joseph Daly, and Perry Wharrie, went overboard in choppy seas after the boat stalled because they filled it with diesel not petrol.
The admission came in the midst of a widow's High Court battle for compensation after her husband, Michael Davis, 35, died when he went overboard from the Rosslare to Fishguard crossing run by Stena Line in October 2000.
I think they went overboard with the potbelly, though.
A spokesman for Thames Coastguard said he hit the side of the 34-metre vessel and then went overboard.
Ivor Macleod, of Back, Lewis, went overboard from a Caledonian MacBrayne ferry between Ullapool and Stornoway on Saturday.
The I'm a Celebrity presenters went overboard during a short break in Mallorca on Radio 1 DJ Peter Powell's new boat.
He predicted a wave of criticism - from elections officials saying he went overboard and from e-voting critics that he didn't go far enough.
Gascon said that while many of the cumbersome requirements were set by the consent decree, such as canvassing neighborhoods for possible witnesses and interviewing the suspect, the department went overboard in setting additional reporting procedures.