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Synonyms for overreach

overreach yourself


  • try to be too clever
  • go too far
  • overdo it
  • bite off more than you can chew
  • be hoist with your own petard
  • have too many irons in the fire
  • defeat your own ends
  • have your schemes backfire or boomerang or rebound on you

Synonyms for overreach

to go beyond the limits of

to get the better of by cleverness or cunning

Synonyms for overreach

fail by aiming too high or trying too hard

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Oracle's damages expert served a report that overreached in multiple ways — each and every overreach compounding damages ever higher into the billions — evidently with the goal of seeing how much it could get away with, a 'free bite,' as it were," the judge wrote.
Only one year ago, many analysts (but not this one) wrote him off as politically dead, a muscular novelty celebrity candidate who had overreached and was bound for almost certain defeat this fall.
It is commonly believed that Enron--all right, Lay and Skilling--failed because of fraud, imaginative accounting, poor oversight and a criminal CFO who overreached himself with a few too many off-balance-sheet special purpose entities.
Mason writes, "It's now clear that we overreached with the push for gay marriage.
On May 8, Ontario Judge Robert MacKinnon ruled that the rights of 17-year-old Marc Hall, a self-confessed homosexual, overreached the rights of the Durham Catholic School Board and school community.
The statement said the foundation had overreached in trying to maintain financial viability at the same time it was attempting to support a professional dance company.