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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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That's why he lunged at the ditch, because he couldn't see and then jumped the next slowly because he couldn't see when he pecked and I think that's where he got the overreach.
He got a nasty overreach, which has curtailed him a little bit, but he'll be back.
The Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act" will provide the proper safeguards against regulatory overreach while allowing industry the certainty necessary to improve our nation's economy.
to craft a bipartisan bill to restrain the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) regulatory overreach, which passed the House of Representatives on March 6.
He is correct about the historical cycle of overreach and withdrawal dating back to the First World War.
It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach," said Swartz's family in a statement.
However, Mukherjee cautioned the top audit body saying, " All constitutional authorities should introspect their respective roles as any attempt to overreach may lead to conflict in the system.
Frankly admitting that sometimes judicial overreach disturbed the balance between three branches of state, Chief Justice of India SH Kapadia has cautioned the Government against tinkering with the independence of judiciary.
The Robert Collet-trained three-yearold, winner of this season's Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot, suffered an overreach while working at Chantilly and will now be aimed at the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on October 15, where she could clash with Frankel.
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.
A former National Security Agency official accused of leaking classified information in an effort to expose mismanagement and overreach will enter a plea deal, avoiding significant jail time.
Senate and the House of Representatives-there is a tendency to overreach when it comes to making public policy.
Voters generally don't like politicians who try to overreach the power that's already theirs, and any skillful opponent can be counted on to use this decision against Villaraigosa.
The eight-yearold has been off the track since suffering an overreach injury when finishing runnerup to Well Chief in the Betfred Celebration Chase at Sandown in April.