Meaning of “over the top” in the English Dictionary


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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.

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