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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overperform.

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Examples

  • The 2009 yankees "overperformed" their statistics for a few different reasons, one of which was their remarkable record in one run games and late inning come backs (which is likely not a reproducible phenomenon).

    The LoHud Yankees Blog

  • The 2009 yankees "overperformed" their statistics for a few different reasons, one of which was their remarkable record in one run games and late inning come backs (which is likely not a reproducible phenomenon).

    The LoHud Yankees Blog

  • Today a Treasury spokesman was upbeat about "sweating savings" from this area, saying that they had "overperformed" on earlier relocation moves recommended by Lyons.

    Latest news from the public and voluntary sectors, including health, children, local government and social care, plus SocietyGuardian jobs | guardian.co.uk

  • Today a Treasury spokesman was upbeat about "sweating savings" from this area, saying that they had "overperformed" on earlier relocation moves recommended by Lyons.

    Latest news from the public and voluntary sectors, including health, children, local government and social care, plus SocietyGuardian jobs | guardian.co.uk

  • True Grit shows grit: If Black Swan underperformed, then Ethan Coen and Joel Coen's True Grit overperformed, nabbing a second-highest 10 nominations — more than perceived front-runner The Social Network eight.

    Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Who Missed the Cut?

  • TNR's John Judis has tried to argue that Reagan was more successful than Obama in 1981-1982 (here and here), but as I have pointed out (here and here), the 1982 election results do not suggest Republicans significantly overperformed and Reagan's approval ratings (both on the economy and overall) were extremely similar to Obama's at the same point in their presidencies.

    Brendan Nyhan: The Tactical Fallacy

  • TNR's John Judis has tried to argue that Reagan was more successful than Obama in 1981-1982 (here and here), but as I have pointed out (here and here), the 1982 election results do not suggest Republicans significantly overperformed and Reagan's approval ratings (both on the economy and overall) were extremely similar to Obama's at the same point in their presidencies.

    Brendan Nyhan: The Tactical Fallacy

  • TNR's John Judis has tried to argue that Reagan was more successful than Obama in 1981-1982 (here and here), but as I have pointed out (here and here), the 1982 election results do not suggest Republicans significantly overperformed and Reagan's approval ratings (both on the economy and overall) were extremely similar to Obama's at the same point in their presidencies.

    Brendan Nyhan: The Tactical Fallacy

  • The incumbents somewhat overperformed, and it's possible that better candidates could've made them underperform.

    It's always the economy, stupid

  • The numbers were even more striking among independents where Obama overperformed Corzine by 21 points and Deeds by 16 points.

    Can 2010 be a 2008 repeat?

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