Meaning of “go overboard” in the English Dictionary

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"go overboard" in British English

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go overboard

informal

C2 to do something too much, or to be too excited or eager about something:

I don't think there'll be more than six people eating, so I wouldn't go overboard with the food.

(Definition of “go overboard” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"go overboard" in American English

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go overboard

to do or say too much because you are so enthusiastic:

I think I went overboard cooking this dinner – there is enough to feed a dozen people.

(Definition of “go overboard” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)