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  • v. Present participle of oversell.


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  • The few hosts that mention the word overselling are usually the ones that are not overselling.

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  • "He was broiled at home for the interview in which he said that we (the medical establishment) are 'overselling' screening."

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  • The government has admitted that it has been guilty of "overselling" the case for a compulsory national identity card scheme in Britain and conceded that it will not prove a panacea for fraud, terrorism or the abuse of public services.

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  • Late-1990s AOL was accused by 37 state attorneys general of "overselling" Internet access to its members, meaning it sold more connections than it had the infrastructure to support.

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  • I think Dan has articulated a more clear view of what the real situation is vs. the "overselling" if you will of the "dominance" of the Democratic party in Oregon.


  • Balpa, which represents more than 10,000 pilots working on 28 airlines, insists that ID cards will 'do nothing' to enhance airport or flight security, and it fears that information about its members stored on a National Identity Register could be abused. the admission by former Home Office Minister, Tony McNulty that the government has been guilty of "overselling" the case for a compulsory national identity card scheme in Britain.

  • Arguments then usually devolve into consumer accusations of "overselling" and eye-rolling from ISPs, who explain "statistical multiplexing" and trot out the dreaded road analogies.

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  • Any promises recruiters make, for example, instantly can be cross-checked with other Navy families, which should discourage what's known in recruiting circles as "overselling," promising more than the military can deliver. | news

  • The Transportation Department said Southwest could use $20,000 of the civil penalty to develop ways to notify passengers of the airline's policy on overselling flights and customers 'rights.

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  • He is employing a rather crude and rudimentary stats system and then massively overselling the results of that system.

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