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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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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.
The first sign that the Republicans had overreached came with their sweeping proposals, now muted, to scale back environmental regulations.
Aguilera may have overreached on this album -- there is plenty to nitpick -- but give the girl credit for knowing how to have fun.
I think we've overreached a bit,'' Canyon coach Harry Welch said.
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