over-the-top


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o·ver-the-top

(ō′vər-thə-tŏp′)
adj.
Exceeding the normal bounds; immoderate; extravagant: "The hotel pours it on. You're in for an over-the-top experience" (Travel & Leisure).

over-the-top

adj
lacking restraint or a sense of proportion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.over-the-top - far more than usual or expected; "an extraordinary desire for approval"; "it was an over-the-top experience"
immoderate - beyond reasonable limits; "immoderate laughter"; "immoderate spending"
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