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overshoot the mark

Definition of overshoot the mark in English:

Go beyond what is intended or acceptable.
Example sentences
  • He's obviously become bored, has tried to come up with a fresh approach, and has overshot the mark by quite some distance.
  • Experienced designers smartly eschew loud and self-conscious types whereas the public overshoots the mark in an effort to find something novel.
  • One danger of disingenuous posturing is a tendency to overshoot the mark.
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