Definitions

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  • verb transitive To report too much or too often.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ report

Examples

  • What they found is that people vastly "overreport" their church attendance.

    Hullabaloo

  • The Unemployment stats will not turn around inside a time-frame of the current administration, as rehires will be defrayed by elimination of Underemployment -- this means an additional five hours per average workweek, Workweek stats overreport actual hours worked: claiming in excess of 43 hours, when there is a actual Workweek of only about 37 hours.

    Meltzer on the Labor Market, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • "If you do overreport and make a false promise, people show up and they just become angry that you lied to them and they won't come back."

    Report: Ski resorts exaggerate snowfall totals

  • "It doesn't serve you to overreport snow," said JJ Toland, spokesman for Sugarbush Resort.

    Report: Ski resorts exaggerate snowfall totals

  • And -- bearing in mind that most pages in Beltzner's presentation bear the warning "PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don't overreport)" -- what do you think of the rest of this outline of Firefox 4?

    Faster Forward: Firefox developers outline next version

  • And -- bearing in mind that most pages in Beltzner's presentation bear the warning "PLANS MIGHT CHANGE (please don't overreport)" -- what do you think of the rest of this outline of Firefox 4?

    Firefox developers outline next version

  • These records probably underreport the number of Chinese, just as Spanish estimates for the Philippines probably overreport the number of Chinese. back

    How Taiwan Became Chinese

  • Now this having been said, the bottom line is likely still correct; as I understand it, there is substantial reason to believe that men overreport their sexual partner counts and women underreport them.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » New York Times Misses the Median vs. Arithmetic Mean Distinction:

  • The media can report overblown _statistics_–and overreport on a “trend”–while cherrypicking the relatively tiny number of cases they want to represent the crime.

    An “epidemic” of female teachers committing statutory rape?

  • "What we found is that men completely overreport their sleep - they have a strong tendency to make it sound better than it was," said Dr. Henning Tiemeier, associate professor of psychiatric epidemiology at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam and principal investigator for the study, published in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Sleep.

    NYT > Home Page

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