over the top Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “over the top” - Learner’s Dictionary

over the top

mainly UK informal
too extreme and not suitable: I thought her performance was way over the top.Exaggerating and playing downPraising and applaudingVery and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
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…
(Definition of over the top from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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