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tr.v. o·ver·rat·ed, o·ver·rat·ing, o·ver·rates
To overestimate the merits of; rate too highly.
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Noun1.overrating - a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high
approximation, estimate, estimation, idea - an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth; "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"
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It is beyond price, which you will acknowledge is a terrific overrating, but which I cannot help, for it is the life that is in me that makes the rating."
NOW that the euphoria of Cheltenham has passed, I wonder whether we were guilty of overrating the 2011 Gold Cup result.
Perhaps Miller is confusing the regimes with the public or else is naively overrating the patriotism of the former when he suggests that "Europe will often be a more acceptable partner than the U.S." (p.