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English definition of “over the top”

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
(Definition of over the top from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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