Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overclaim.
  • adjective claimed to an excessive degree

Etymologies

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Examples

  • But hundreds of MPs have repaid "overclaimed" expenses, or have stood down.

    The Guardian World News

  • - And she has overclaimed £38,000 a year in expenses since 2004.

    Who Said I Lied? (because I never) « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Too often "effort" is overclaimed and luck ignored by those eagerly justifying their class and income advantage over the very hard-working low-paid.

    Money busts the convenient myth that social class is dead | Polly Toynbee

  • Also from Amess this year: repays £1,100 in overclaimed expenses; admits failing to declare two free trips to the Maldives taken before asking 15 questions in the house about UK support for the islands; and hides in a Southend hairdresser's to avoid journalists asking why he claimed £400 for food at his second home 40 miles away, every month for four years.

    Said & Done

  • I fear however that the media is strangling our need for genuine news, suffocating our desire for genuine public interest stories with who claimed what for Christmas cards and who overclaimed what for Council Tax.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • I fear however that the media is strangling our need for genuine news, suffocating our desire for genuine public interest stories with who claimed what for Christmas cards and who overclaimed what for Council Tax.

    We need to move on from expenses

  • "Alistair Darling gets expenses sums wrong: Chancellor admits getting his figures wrong over how much he overclaimed"

    Look ma, No Jacqui!

  • The company and directors allegedly overclaimed R42-million over

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He also allegedly upgraded business class air tickets to first class and overclaimed on his cellular telephone.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The call comes after its research found people overclaimed how much they understood.

    BBC News - Home

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