To go overboard
Overboard O"ver*board`, adv. Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water; as, to fall overboard. [1913 Webster]

{To throw overboard}, to discard; to abandon, as a dependent or friend.

{To go overboard}, to go to an extreme; to overdo; as, he went overboard at the buffet and got an upset stomach. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • To throw overboard — Overboard O ver*board , adv. Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water; as, to fall overboard. [1913 Webster] {To throw overboard}, to discard; to abandon, as a dependent or friend. {To go overboard}, to go to an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • go overboard — informal phrase to do or say more than is reasonable or necessary, for example because you are excited or angry It’s not his style to go overboard with praise. Thesaurus: become excitedsynonym Main entry: overboard * * * 1) be very enthusiastic …   Useful english dictionary

  • go overboard — in. to do far more than is necessary. □ He has a tendency to go overboard at these parties. □ Now don’t go overboard for us. We’re just folks …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • go overboard — informal to do or say more than is reasonable or necessary, for example because you are excited or angry It s not his style to go overboard with praise …   English dictionary

  • go overboard — to do or say too much because you are so enthusiastic. I think I went overboard in decorating my house for Christmas. It s OK to discuss business during dinner, but don t go overboard and hand out documents for your guests to read while they re… …   New idioms dictionary

  • go\ overboard — • go off the deep end • go overboard v. phr. informal To act excitedly and without careful thinking. John has gone off the deep end about owning a motorcycle. Mike warned his roommate not to go off the deep end and get married. Some girls go… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • To go a-begging — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go about — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go abraod — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To go against — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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