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Go Overboard

If you go overboard, you over-do or do too much of something. For an example, have a look at the following headline:

Parents go overboard to help college kid get job
- msnbc.msn.com, 24 May 2010, Eve Tahminciogiu

This article talks about how some parents help their children
too much in the job-search process, i.e. how parents go overboard trying the help their children find a job.
Naturally, there are many, many other areas in which people can
go overboard. Watch this YouTube video for another good example:

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