Definition of overshoot the mark in English:
Go beyond what is intended or acceptable.
- 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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