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intr.v. o·ver·a·chieved, o·ver·a·chiev·ing, o·ver·a·chieves
To perform better or achieve more success than expected.

o′ver·a·chieve′ment n.
o′ver·a·chiev′er n.


an excessive or unusually high level of achievement
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Noun1.overachievement - better than expected performance (better than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
performance - any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
underachievement - poorer than expected performance (poorer than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)
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I kept trying to get a budget out of Panos Pavlakis, I know he wasn't going to give me a figure but I just wanted to gain an insight into just how big an overachievement it's been.
4 Birmingham going backwards You can beat the stats for only so long and Birmingham's overachievement looks over after a comprehensive 2-0 defeat at home to Rotherham.
Hinchliff has demonstrated consistent overachievement across multiple verticals as illustrated by his work with Candour, Dell, Yellow Pages, Iron Mountain, Workstream and Kelly OCG.
A bit more patience might be needed, with the club having to accept last season was a massive overachievement brought about by the alignment of stars, which just happens with players who have been together a long time.
Sisterella complex is defined as a product of shifting where the woman turns inwardly instead of outwardly at bigoted society resulting in personality breakdown or disorganization centered on depression, frequently masked in behaviors of stoic overachievement, overeating, overspending, obsessing on physical appearance, physical pain and ailments, abuse of substances, and own-life taking thought and behavior as well as internalization of racist, sexist, other-directed views of herself (Jones & Shorter-Gooden, 2003).
Personally, I'd hate for last season's "Personally, I'd hate for last season's overachievement to be the benchmark if we aren't quite hitting the heights come late September," Heaton adds.
Kevin Kline nodded to his fellow parents on stage and in the audience with Billy Collin's comic guilt trip and ode to overachievement, "To My Favorite 17-Year-Old High School Girl'':
The biggest contributor to the overachievement was VAT, where receipts amounted to BGN 3.
It is with this understanding that I have always explained the opposite phenomenon: overachievement is also a product of individual efforts.
LEYTON ORIENT Manager: Russell Slade Position last season: 7th Nickname: The O's Ground: Brisbane Road Capacity: 9,271 Players in: Jake Larkins (West Ham, free), Shaun Batt (Millwall, free) Yohann Lasimant (unattached, free) Players out: Lee Butcher, Lee Cook, Charlie MacDonald, Leon McSweeney, Martin Rowlands (all released), Jimmy Smith (Stevenage, free), Michael Symes (Burton, free), Afolabi Obafemi (Dagenham, free), Anthony Griffith (Port Vale, free) Key man: Kevin Lisbie Chances: Flirted with the play-offs last season but that looks an overachievement.
His sexual overachievement is propelled by the intoxicating thought of her keen response to previous partners and "was shaped by cruelty, bitterness, jealousy" (105).