Idiom of the Week: Go Overboard

Meaning: To do something with too much energy or effort.


“Do you want to have a party for your birthday, honey?” “Sure, but don’t go overboard. Let’s keep it small.”

I thought they went overboard with all the explosions and special effects in that movie.

She asked him to clean the house and he really went overboard – he cut the grass and swept the driveway and gave the dogs and kids a bath, too.


Pop Quiz:

Which one is the best example of going overboard?

A.  Wearing a tuxedo to a job interview.

B.  Wearing a suit and tie to a job interview.

C.  Wearing jeans and a t-shirt to a job interview.

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