overplay(redirected from overplays hand)
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v. o·ver·played, o·ver·play·ing, o·ver·plays
a. To present (a dramatic role, for example) in an exaggerated manner.
b. To emphasize or stress unduly.
2. To overestimate the strength of (one's holding or position) with resulting defeat: overplayed his hand and lost the game.
3. Sports To hit (a golf ball) beyond the green.
To overdo a role or an effect.
1. (tr) to exaggerate the importance of
2. (Theatre) another word for overact
3. overplay one's hand to overestimate the worth or strength of one's position
1. to exaggerate or overemphasize (one's role in a play, an emotion, an effect, etc.).
2. to put too much stress on the value or importance of.
3. to hit (a golf ball) past the putting green.Idioms:
overplay one's hand, to overestimate the strength of one's position.
Past participle: overplayed
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