All of the expressions we've introduced to you this week concern doing particular things to excess. Today's topic is a general term used to describe any such action. So here's another @Work edition for you to look over and use, over and over again!
OVERDO (IT/THINGS) やり過ぎる
- To overdo it or to overdo things is to do or use too much of something.
- overdo it または overdo things とは、何かをやり過ぎたり、使い過ぎる、という意味です。
- a: What happened to your leg?
b: Oh, I pulled another muscle jogging.
a: You know, it's good to push yourself, but don't overdo it.
- (salesman after failing to make a sale)
I think I may have overdone it a little. I should have used a softer sell.
- (to a co-worker before meeting a new client)
I know Miranda thought it would be good to put on some cologne for this meeting, but don't you think you're overdoing it a little?
- I come from a family of overachievers. When it comes to work and study, we have a tendency to overdo things.
Over and out!