over the top
phrasal beyond the bounds of what is expected, usual, normal, or appropriate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • over the top — {adv. phr.} 1. Out of the trenches and against the enemy. * /The plan was to spend the night in the trenches and go over the top at dawn./ * /Johnny found that he was braver than he thought he would be when his company went over the top./ 2. Over …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • over the top — {adv. phr.} 1. Out of the trenches and against the enemy. * /The plan was to spend the night in the trenches and go over the top at dawn./ * /Johnny found that he was braver than he thought he would be when his company went over the top./ 2. Over …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Over the Top — Infobox Film name = Over the Top caption = original movie poster for Over the Top amg id = 1:36935 imdb id = 0093692 director = Menahem Golan writer = Gary Conway David Engelbach (story) Stirling Silliphant Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)… …   Wikipedia

  • over-the-top — adjective Date: 1984 extremely or excessively flamboyant or outrageous < an over the top performance > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Going over the top — is a military phrase derived from the trench warfare of the First World War (generally, trench warfare was used on the Western Front). Attacks starting from trenches required infantry to climb over the top of the parapet before they could cross… …   Wikipedia

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  • The Top (album) — Infobox Album | Name = The Top Type = Album Artist = The Cure Released = May 22, 1984 Recorded = Genetic, Garden studios, Trident, 1983 1984 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 40:55 Label = Fiction Producer = David M. Allen, Chris Parry, Robert… …   Wikipedia

  • Over the head of — Head Head (h[e^]d), n. [OE. hed, heved, heaved, AS. he[ a]fod; akin to D. hoofd, OHG. houbit, G. haupt, Icel. h[ o]fu[eth], Sw. hufvud, Dan. hoved, Goth. haubi[thorn]. The word does not correspond regularly to L. caput head (cf. E. {Chief},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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