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be over the top
To be or be seen as excessive. A massive birthday party with princesses and pony rides is a little over the top for a one-year-old, don't you think? She hardly knew my grandfather, so her bawling at the funeral was definitely over the top. That movie was intentionally over the top, and I think it worked—especially when that guy fought the bear.