American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Ambitious to an excessive degree.
- adj. Excessively ambitious
- adj. excessively ambitious
- over- + ambitious (Wiktionary)
“He said that they were being "overambitious" about how much could be cut from public spending.”
“He warned that it appeared the parties were being "overambitious" about how much could be cut from public expenditure, suggesting that the next government would have to rely much more on "tax increases and welfare cuts" than anyone was currently admitting.”
“All parties, he suggested, were being "overambitious" in their claims to be able to cut spending and warned that whoever formed the next government would have to rely far more on tax increases than so far admitted.”
“This element of the project is due to finish this month and the target of 200 groups was "overambitious" given that groups were still being set up with only weeks left to run.”
“But while Gerard Butler managed to inject a little bit of sympathy into his unbelievable character, Jamie Foxx fails to provide the least amount of likability as an overdriven and overambitious prosecutor.”
“And for men, there is a risk of arriving at the ceremony with sore muscles and an aching back from being overambitious at the gym.”
“That sounds a little overambitious, says Jason Lee, a long time sportscaster with Korea's Arirang TV.”
“Back in 2008, Phoenix ran into trouble after an overambitious £5 billion $7.9 billion acquisition of fellow insurance fund consolidator Resolution.”
“Ruth McNerney, a tuberculosis expert at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, described WHO's plan as "overambitious.”
“First, be realistic about what you can accomplish, rather than being overambitious with your schedule.”
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