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  • v. Present participle of overdo.


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  • "Some people tell you to tie the pork to a bit o 'string after frying it," said Brisket, "but that's what I call overdoing it.

    Dialstone Lane, Part 4.

  • As was before pointed out in regard to the letter-system generally, this method of treatment is exposed to special dangers, particularly those of verbosity and "overdoing" -- not to mention the greater one of missing the mark.

    The English Novel

  • And to use FBI brutality to take her to the jail in her nightgown is really kind of overdoing it -- it reminds me of a police state.

    Protest Don Siegelman's travel restrictions!

  • It's nice they increased the minimum wage, but, I mean, this is kind of overdoing it.

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2007

  • This is only one of thousands upon thousands of negative feedbacks that prevent our bodies from "overdoing" various processes.

    Toxifying Communication: Human and GAIAN

  • So I ` ve had experience with the Bushes kind of overdoing it on the macho stuff for a long time.

    Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk

  • There's always sort of a backlash where people realize they're kind of overdoing it and perhaps at some point, we'll get there.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2004

  • So there is a risk here of the Bush people kind of overdoing it, because the American public has a very short attention span.

    CNN Transcript Dec 20, 2003

  • They tell us that Helen is "overdoing," that her mind is too active (these very people thought she had no mind at all a few months ago!) and suggest many absurd and impossible remedies.

    The Story of My Life

  • From allopathic "overdoing" the pendulum has swung to the other extreme of metaphysical nihilism, to the "underdoing" of mental and metaphysical systems of treating human ailments.

    Nature Cure


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