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An unnecessary excess of whatever is needed to achieve a goal
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“We always want to have an overkill of hay. Every year is a new year. You just don't know what the next year is going to bring.”
The use of embellishment in one's expression
“Gregg indulges in overkill in his description of the plant.”
Pleasure or consumption taken in excess of what is satisfying or necessary
An act of doing or representing in an excessive manner
To destroy something with more force than is required
“We find just such a moment in the first Predator film, where the platoon's display of acute profligacy with their ammunition in an attempt to overkill the predator is only matched by the director's desire to overspend his budget.”
Exceeding the usual bounds of something
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Not reasoned
That has been described as greater or better than it actually is
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