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overkill

noun [U] uk   /ˈəʊ.və.kɪl/  us   /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/ disapproving
much more of something than is needed, resulting in less effectiveness: Should I add an explanation, or would that be overkill?
Translations of “overkill”
in Chinese (Traditional) 多此一舉,適得其反…
in Russian перегиб…
in Turkish fazladan olan şey, gereksiz yapılan şey…
in Chinese (Simplified) 多此一举,适得其反…
in Polish przesada…
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