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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of over-egg.

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Examples

  • Sure, gender issues will be rather different with institutionalised polyamory, but he rather over-eggs the benefits of his preferred arrangement, which in his account has no apparent drawbacks (or homosexuals) at all.

    Linkspam for 13-7-2009

  • Although the BBC does a fine job with Formula One, it is hard to escape the conviction that it over-eggs the pudding.

    Stuart Pearce as heir apparent? He was hardly coach apparent | Richard Williams

  • The underlying position on retailing looks somewhat better than the most dire predictions but nonetheless the headline in this survey over-eggs the strength of trading.

    Consumer confidence falls to post-recession low

  • David Cameron over-eggs the pudding by impling that every single pound of the DfID budget is devoted to direct relief of human suffering Report, 28 May.

    Letters: Pause for thought on aid and BBC funding

  • If, as she has done, a litigant flagrantly over-eggs the pudding and thus deprives the court of any sensible assistance, then he or she is likely to find that the court takes a robust view and drastically prunes the proposed budget.

    Liar, Liar… « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • But Morrison over-eggs his pudding: Barenboim was not humiliated when he couldn't come to an agreement with the Paris Opéra: he negociated £1,500,000 in compenasation, knowing too that he was off to lead in Chicago.

    Bravo Barenboim

  • It's an overly ambitious number to keep in motion, and introducing new characters in the dinner segment seriously over-eggs the pudding, though the early scenes especially have an intriguing flavor.

    Variety.com

  • Marcus Wareing's take on the perfect scone, which over-eggs the pudding with both self-raising flour and extra baking powder (a method also favoured by Gary Rhodes, I notice: these cheffy types never know when to leave well alone).

    Blogposts | guardian.co.uk

  • But Jeff, as he often does with regard to Google, over-eggs his argument to the point of absurdity.

    Haddock Blogs

  • He consistently over-eggs the pudding - as if terrified that, should his heart-tugging moments seem insufficiently sentimental, or his comedy insufficiently broad, his audience might miss the point.

    indieWIRE News

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