overdo vs overdue

overdo overdue

Definitions

  • 1) To do too much of something.
  • 2) do something to an excessive degree
  • 3) To do, use, or stress to excess; carry (something) too far.
  • 4) To cook (food) too long.
  • 5) To do too much; go to extremes.
  • 6) To wear out the strength of; overtax.
  • 7) To labor too hard; to do too much.
  • 8) To cook too much.
  • 9) To do too much; to exceed what is proper or true in doing; to exaggerate; to carry too far.
  • 10) To overtask. or overtax; to fatigue; to exhaust.

Definitions

  • 1) Late; especially, past a deadline or too late to fulfill a need.
  • 2) Coming or arriving after the scheduled or expected time: synonym: tardy.
  • 3) Expected or required but not yet having come about.
  • 4) Being unpaid when due.
  • 5) Due and more than due; delayed beyond the proper time of arrival, payment, return, etc.
  • 6) past due; not paid at the scheduled time

Examples

  • 1) This always looked overdone, and as it happened the amount of appetite from retailers for space seems to have been largely unaffected.
  • 2) Those fears may or may not be overdone.
  • 3) We did not want to overdo the thing and get a surfeit of it.
  • 4) This unwind in confidence looks a touch overdone.
  • 5) They may have overdone their own reaction.
  • 6) We also tend to overdo things on holiday.
  • 7) The fibres in the gel will thicken your brows without them looking overdone.
  • 8) It is quite possible that some schools may be overdoing the rote learning.
  • 9) Then he found he had overdone things and had to slim down.
  • 10) But the warnings of disaster look overdone.
  • 11) If you overdo it you may still wake with a parched tongue.
  • 12) Only in the final moment of mother and son parting are things slightly overdone.
  • 13) But talk of a grand exodus looks overdone.
  • 14) It is important not to overdo things.
  • 15) That might be overdoing things a bit, but the film deserves to remain popular.
  • 16) It's a bit overdone at this stage.
  • 17) But we have to admit that we've overdone it a bit.
  • 18) But the housebuilder sell-off does look a bit overdone.
  • 19) On reflection, the flask may have been overdoing it.
  • 20) But aren't all the fears actually a bit overdone?
  • 21) But study the companies making up the index and the scale of the sell-off looks overdone.
  • 22) In fact, many experts in the U.S. say we're kind of overdo, actually, forgetting one of these.
  • 23) Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has emerged as the most popular figure on the assets, but should not "overdo" it as the country tries to adjust the
  • 24) China economy faces 'crucial' year: Wen assets, but should not "overdo" it as the country tries to adjust the
  • 25) BEIJING: It was wrong to blame the foreign exchange rate of the renminbi (RMB), China's By TERENCE POON And ANDREW BATSON BEIJING-China signaled Friday it is acting more quickly than expected to rein in its booming assets, but should not "overdo" it as the country tries to adjust the
  • 26) Chinese new year, which is characterised by the zodiac sign Tiger, some economists expect the Chinese assets, but should not "overdo" it as the country tries to adjust the
  • 27) There is constant criticism of its exchange-rate regime and unfair export advantages, and warnings about the By ALEX FRANGOS In a sign of the rapidly improving economic fortunes across assets, but should not "overdo" it as the country tries to adjust the China sold a record amount of US debt, raising speculation it is turning
  • 28) Indeed, my judgment is, that (in this case particularly) to overdo is to undo and that to set perfection too high (so high as no man that we ever heard or read of attained) is the most effectual (because unsuspected) way of driving it out of the world. "
  • 29) 'overdo' herself, and rather than that should happen he desired her to let the business go to the -- ahem!
  • 30) I continued to tease, tattle, forget, overdo, throw tantrums, and do everything that those books told me not to do.
  • 31) She has resisted all temptations to overdo and overplay, despite the openings that Jackie's addictions and infidelities have offered.
  • 32) ‘The consensus was that, although water was indeed a lovely thing to have in unlimited supply, we'd rather overdone it.’
  • 33) ‘Too late, to his chagrin, not to mention embarrassment, he found that he had rather overdone it, and could not get near him.’
  • 34) ‘Unfortunately, some of these tracks suffer due to some rather overdone production.’
  • 35) ‘It was rather overdone, and I just stopped the quirk of my eyebrows that would cue him in to the mistake.’
  • 36) ‘Winemakers can overdo the colour extraction and thus spoil the flavour.’
  • 37) ‘We feel that the inflation concerns there were overdone, and mostly due to one-time factors.’
  • 38) ‘Modernisation is by no means overdone, or rather, when it is overdone, it is brazenly clever.’
  • 39) ‘This chart really puts it all into perspective and shows that all the hoopla over inflation returning is overdone.’
  • 40) ‘While the religious devotionalism of the past was often overdone and was open to excess, it gave people a range of prayer-forms to choose from and an ownership over a life of personal prayer.’
  • 41) ‘Some newspapers sell by overdoing this subject.’
  • 42) ‘Beware of overdoing anything, or going over the top emotionally.’
  • 43) ‘Whether you're overdoing the drink, or spending too much time in the sun, chances are you'll need a paracetamol at some point.’
  • 44) ‘Some experts believe the money markets are currently overdoing the gloom about possible rate rises.’
  • 45) ‘Yet the real malfunction has been in the realms of broken promises and overdoing expectations.’
  • 46) ‘If Jennifer overdoes activities, her heart beats extremely quickly.’
  • 47) ‘Equally, don't overdo the concealer or your eyes will look like they've got white circles round them.’
  • 48) ‘You can, in short, overdo the pomp of sci-fi prophecy, the edge of quasi-religiosity that turns decently crafted fiction into something more grandiose.’
  • 49) ‘By all means make it look appetising, but do not overdo the plate-decorating, nor feel you have to emulate restaurants, and stack everything up like the leaning tower of Pisa.’
  • 50) ‘Campaigners in the various health matters, especially, should realise that their messages are bound to fall on deaf ears when they overdo the exercises.’
  • 51) ‘Most economists believe the EU will not overdo the increase in rates bearing in mind the delicate nature of the economic recovery currently underway.’
  • 52) ‘The Doctor is of course off this weekend also and I am continuing in my discussions to try to keep him from overdoing things - he works harder than most and doesn't take to relaxation.’
  • 53) ‘Mars is a hard-driving taskmaster, so you've probably been overdoing things again recently.’
  • 54) ‘Barua is an avid tennis player who still takes the game with the exuberance of a youngster, consequently overdoing things at times.’
  • 55) ‘The importance of not overdoing things was reinforced by my surgeon, who had driven his car on a long trip the day after his hernia operation.’
  • 56) ‘The manual takes pains to underscore the ills of overdoing things.’
  • 57) ‘He is as guilty as any monkey might be of overdoing things, and most of the paintings lack the specific character of the ones I have described.’
  • 58) ‘Mine often used to give up on me when I was overdoing things!’
  • 59) ‘Paul settles me down and is good at catching the warning signs that I am overdoing things.’
  • 60) ‘I know the other parents thought I was overdoing it.’
  • 61) ‘The monitor makes it easy to avoid overdoing it.’
  • 62) ‘But check to see if you and your girls are overdoing it.’
  • 63) ‘I knew that I was overdoing it, but sometimes the wave is so big, and you have been working all your life to get it to become a wave, so when it takes off, you just have to ride it.’
  • 64) ‘You know overdoing it simply isn't the way to go, so don't.’
  • 65) ‘Was she forced to become a chiropractor because so many of her yoga clients were overdoing it and leaving her centre incapacitated?’
  • 66) ‘When athletes do core stabilisation and abdominal work we tend to see a lot of lower back problems because they're overdoing it.’
  • 67) ‘Conversely, anything that increases pulse rate by 30 or 40 means you are overdoing it.’
  • 68) ‘While we are certainly fans of hard work and determination, there is also such a thing as overdoing it.’
  • 69) ‘For example, back ache often occurs following an afternoon of overdoing it in the garden.’
  • 70) ‘A person's heart rate is also checked every seven minutes to ensure the person is not overdoing it.’
  • 71) ‘Having rather overdone things recently, I was told by my doctor (yes, even doctors have doctors) to take a holiday.’
  • 72) ‘My halibut was slightly overcooked and came with similarly overdone vegetables, making for an unmemorable experience.’
  • 73) ‘The tiger prawns were huge and not overdone and the potatoes and vegetables not overcooked.’
  • 74) ‘The sausages were tangy and unusual, slightly overdone at one end - which I like in a sausage - and tasty.’
  • 75) ‘The fish was fresh and not overdone, but there was obviously some concern in the kitchen that the black beans might overwhelm the bass.’
  • 76) ‘In conclusion she declared that the spaghetti had been beautifully cooked and not overdone as she usually does it.’
  • 77) ‘Although the mint and cumin combined well, the meatballs were perhaps a little overdone.’
  • 78) ‘The chicken looked a bit pink so I stuck it in the microwave and it came out really overdone.’

Examples

  • 1) The government should directly intervene and appoint a regulator to enforce change that is long overdue.
  • 2) We were long overdue a rapprochement and our mutual love of treading the hills seemed to offer a key.
  • 3) Their publication was long overdue and the format of the data makes it difficult for the public to decipher their meaning.
  • 4) The volume of epic tales is thought to be the most overdue library book in British history.
  • 5) For me, the goal was long overdue.
  • 6) This change is long overdue.
  • 7) The concerns often focus around debts that have not been defined by Funding Circle as having defaulted but where payment is long overdue.
  • 8) An overdue visit to a relative could make you part of exciting plans.
  • 9) We all agree that comprehensive refurbishment is long overdue.
  • 10) The name of the overdue book is unreported.
  • 11) Within three hours the overdue rent was paid.
  • 12) The time is overdue to return to basics.
  • 13) This was in my report two years ago and action is now well overdue.
  • 14) It can also issue routine reminders to people whose payments are overdue.
  • 15) This can help you make some overdue changes.
  • 16) The system is long overdue for a complete overhaul.
  • 17) The book was long overdue and had lain untouched and unfinished since the poisoning.
  • 18) The time is long overdue for them to end this pantomime.
  • 19) The publicity coming out now is long overdue.
  • 20) The time for change is long overdue.
  • 21) The review is laudable and long overdue.
  • 22) Heavy pruning of the statute book is overdue.
  • 23) It is long overdue time to see some action where past governments failed.
  • 24) You can't punch an overdue mortgage payment.
  • 25) Which means that the much-needed makeover is now another year overdue.
  • 26) Make that overdue family visit.
  • 27) No more worrying about unpaid tax or overdue rent or the forms on the kitchen table for school trips costing hundreds of pounds we don't have.
  • 28) BTW while an eruption might be overdue the term overdue in geologic time could mean tomorrow or it could be 100,000+ years from now.
  • 29) ‘But when the masterpiece arrives, 37 years overdue, can it live up to its own myth?’
  • 30) ‘The train to Central City had yet to arrive and was overdue.’
  • 31) ‘This resignation was, I believe, widely expected and arguably long overdue.’
  • 32) ‘The refurbishment of the town hall in Naas, now three months overdue, is expected to cost in the region of half a million Euro.’
  • 33) ‘The amenities have not materialised and are now long overdue and residents are becoming uneasy about when they arrive.’
  • 34) ‘I note that the bill itself is well over a year overdue, since the date of the Stockholm agreement, yet nowhere in the bill does it actually state what the exportation of those certain goods are.’
  • 35) ‘In the late 1860s Whitman received overdue recognition in America as the early reactions to his radical style began to fade.’
  • 36) ‘The goalie finally received his overdue medal during the first week of the games.’
  • 37) ‘But I do have a mountain of overdue schoolwork to do’
  • 38) ‘All I'm saying is that we're 7 years overdue for skinny ties and narrow lapels.’
  • 39) ‘I'm about three weeks overdue for my monthly snuffles, I reckon.’
  • 40) ‘Still, the other girl's baby wasn't overdue so it appears to be the luck of the draw no matter what way you give birth.’
  • 41) ‘She was born two weeks overdue at 10.08 am on January 29.’
  • 42) ‘It was thirteen years ago today that Lauren said: this baby is overdue, overdue, we might have to try castor oil now!’
  • 43) ‘Janelle, who is just 5ft 1in tall, went into labour when the baby was 12 days overdue.’
  • 44) ‘We picked up our Chinese takeaways and raced home in time for the arrival of the baby - who was overdue in the end anyway.’
  • 45) ‘He wants desperately to be at the birth but the baby was four days overdue when he had to come to York for the UK event.’
  • 46) ‘Rachel couldn't wait for her second baby when she was eight days overdue, but little did she know that 30 minutes after having a bath she would be giving birth in the back of her partner's Ford Escort.’
  • 47) ‘Given that I have only 5 weeks of maternity leave, having the baby come even a week overdue could be a real drag.’
  • 48) ‘The situation is placing an additional strain on the 20-year-old, whose baby is now one week overdue.’
  • 49) ‘In due course, the drug worked and the amazing little baby even went a week overdue.’
  • 50) ‘I enjoyed my three supposedly overdue weeks, and my instinct was always that my baby was thriving.’
  • 51) ‘As I sat on the bus to university this night (late night mission to return some very overdue library books), I realised that I have a rule.’
  • 52) ‘He says from now on they will not have to pay fines on their overdue library books, they cannot be arrested for being drunk and disorderly and they get free parking.’
  • 53) ‘I'll be returning those overdue library books sharpish.’
  • 54) ‘Rodney goes to Ireland to find an overdue library book.’
  • 55) ‘There is a slight sting in the tale for borrowers of library books that are overdue, however.’
  • 56) ‘Restructuring or increased regulation of the industry might be overdue.’
  • 57) ‘Baillie's recent return to the form he showed in his youth is overdue.’
  • 58) ‘Despite the financial uncertainty at the club, a contract offer seems overdue.’
  • 59) ‘Back over a more suitable distance tomorrow, he can gain an overdue success in the hands of Tom Greenall.’
  • 60) ‘The three rest camps in Etosha are overdue for basic maintenance.’
  • 61) ‘The Legislature has been considering an overdue pay raise for judges all year.’
  • 62) ‘Change is overdue to the framework within which the international community approaches Burma.’
  • 63) ‘The time is overdue for public outrage at the crimes being committed in the name of criminal justice.’
  • 64) ‘Okay, that wage increase for home health workers was overdue.’
  • 65) ‘The nuclear family paradigm is well overdue for an overhaul.’
  • 66) ‘That mediocre, built-on-the-cheap excuse for a bypass is overdue for an upgrade.’
  • 67) ‘Many critics are saying troop withdrawal is already overdue.’
  • 68) ‘This is a reform that is well overdue.’
  • 69) ‘These studies are overdue and of importance to our discipline if we are to be able to understand the significance and the role such awards play in our cultural development.’
  • 70) ‘"Creating a network specifically for the LGBT community is something we've wanted to do for a long, long time, and it's an idea we feel is overdue," says the network's chairman.’
  • 71) ‘It had been almost 10 years, so Barry was overdue for a visit.’
  • 72) ‘This arcane system is now well overdue for reform.’
  • 73) ‘Our 11 o'clock drinking curfew is antiquated and overdue for reform.’
  • 74) ‘The international laws that served us in the aftermath of the Second World War are overdue for reform.’
  • 75) ‘This whole area is well overdue for public scrutiny and systematic reform.’
  • 76) ‘Bermuda's taxi drivers haven't had a fare increase since 1997, making them long overdue for an inflation-linked one even in the absence of any improvement in service.’
  • 77) ‘A wind of change began blowing through the club earlier this year when members realised the premises were long overdue for refurbishment and the institution itself needed a fresher image.’
  • 78) ‘We're long overdue for something like that to happen.’
  • 79) ‘The need for consideration of the issue of truth in public and parliamentary discourse within democracies has been long overdue for re-examination.’
  • 80) ‘We're overdue for a rethinking of the United Nations in general, from top to bottom, including its underlying principles.’
  • 81) ‘And on top of that, the economy itself was long overdue for a recovery almost regardless of what the government was going to do.’
  • 82) ‘I, for one, believe numerology is long overdue for a revival.’
  • 83) ‘This Toronto-born singer/pianist is way overdue for the big time.’
  • 84) ‘This is a terrifically fun, raw and guts-forward record that was way overdue for a larger audience.’
  • 85) ‘The opening of any new playground or the development of designated play areas for children is long overdue and something to be welcomed wholeheartedly.’
  • 86) ‘The spokesman said that Mr Byers admitted there were problems with the present formula and that change was long overdue.’
  • 87) ‘Action to address this problem is long overdue.’
  • 88) ‘Regardless, council agreed, making an effort to fight the problem is long overdue.’
  • 89) ‘It seems to me that a rethink of educational policy in the way pupils are taught and the subjects they learn at school is long overdue.’
  • 90) ‘On Saturday I had a seriously overdue haircut, and changed the style a little bit’
  • 91) ‘A hardened approach to this problem is long overdue, but it must have teeth.’
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