don't overdo it

do not exaggerate, don't go too far

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • overdo — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈduː] / US [ˌoʊvərˈdu] verb [transitive] Word forms overdo : present tense I/you/we/they overdo he/she/it overdoes present participle overdoing past tense overdid UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈdɪd] / US [ˌoʊvərˈdɪd] past participle overdone UK… …   English dictionary

  • overdo — o|ver|do [ ,ouvər du ] (past tense o|ver|did [ ,ouvər dıd ] ; past participle o|ver|done [ ,ouvər dʌn ] ) verb transitive to do, say, use, etc. more of something that you should: Don t overdo the spices or you ll lose the flavor of the meat. I… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overdo — overdoer, n. /oh veuhr dooh /, v., overdid, overdone, overdoing. v.t. 1. to do to excess; overindulge in: to overdo dieting. 2. to carry to excess or beyond the proper limit: He puts on so much charm that he overdoes it. 3. to overact (a part);… …   Universalium

  • overdo — o|ver|do [ˌəuvəˈdu: US ˌouvər ] v past tense overdid [ ˈdıd] past participle overdone [ ˈdʌn] third person singular overdoes [ ˈdʌz] [T] 1.) to do something more than is suitable or natural ▪ Analysts believe that worries about the economy are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • overdo — verb past tense overdid, past participle overdone, (T) 1 to do something more than is suitable or natural: Don t overdo the praise. She wasn t that good. | overdo it: I think Trudy s overdone it with the all the lace and frills in the bedroom. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • overdo it — to do too much of something. You need to exercise every day, but don t overdo it. Everything is painted black, which may be overdoing it. There are always some students at parties who overdo it. Related vocabulary: go overboard …   New idioms dictionary

  • overdo — verb 1) she overdoes the love scenes Syn: exaggerate, overstate, overemphasize, overplay, go overboard with, overdramatize; informal ham up, camp up Ant: understate 2) don t overdo the desserts Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • overdo it — work too hard, become too tired    The doctor said I can work in the garden if I don t overdo it …   English idioms

  • overdo — [ˌəʊvəˈduː] (past tense overdid [ˌəʊvəˈdɪd] ; past participle overdone [ˌəʊvəˈdʌn] ) verb [T] to do or use more of something that you should Don t overdo it (= work too hard) or you ll make yourself ill.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • overdo — (v.) O.E. oferdon to do too much, from ofer (see OVER (Cf. over)) + don (see DO (Cf. do) (v.)). Common Germanic (Cf. O.H.G. ubartuan). Meaning to overtax, exhaust (especially in phrase to over do it) is attested from 1817. Of food, to cook too… …   Etymology dictionary

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