Definitions

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  • adjective Ambitious to an excessive degree.

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  • adjective Excessively ambitious

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  • adjective excessively ambitious

Etymologies

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over- +‎ ambitious

Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • He said that they were being "overambitious" about how much could be cut from public spending.

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  • He said that they were being "overambitious" about how much could be cut from public spending.

    Top stories from Times Online

  • 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.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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.

    The Guardian World News

  • 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.

    Rabid Rewind: Law Abiding Citizen

  • 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.

    A wedding diet is not a piece of cake

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