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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.
Translations of “over the top”
in Chinese (Traditional) 太過頭, 太過分…
in Russian чересчур, слишком экстравагантно…
in Turkish abartılı, aşırı, uygun değil…
in Chinese (Simplified) 太过头, 太过分…
in Polish przesadzony…
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