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English definition of “over the top”

over the top

(abbreviation OTT) UK informal
C2 too extreme and not suitable , or demanding too much attention or effort , especially in an uncontrolled way: I thought the decorations were way (= very) over the top. The speech was a bit OTT. He realized he'd gone over the top with the seating arrangements .Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applauding
(Definition of over the top from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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