go overboard | Vocabulary


This webpage is about the idiom go overboard


If you go overboard, you do a thing much too substantially or you do it with excessive enthusiasm.

For case in point

  • Anytime my son gets a new pastime, he goes entirely overboard. He is just found jazz, so now he wants to invest in a saxophone, get lessons, obtain hundreds of jazz textbooks and recordings, and he even would like to go to New Orleans.
  • Harry gave his son a sportscar for his graduation current. Do you feel he went a little bit overboard?

See “go in excess of the best” for a further idiom with a related this means.

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