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lay it on a bit thick

( also lay it on with a trowel) informal
to praise someone too much: She went on and on about how she admired his work - laid it on a bit thick, if you ask me.
Translations of “lay it on a bit thick”
in Chinese (Traditional) 過分誇獎,過分讚譽…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过分夸奖,过分赞誉…
(Definition of lay it on a bit thick from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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