Simple Definition of oversell
: to accept payment or reservations for more rooms, seats, tickets, etc., than you have available
: to praise (something or someone) too much
Examples of oversell in a sentence
Hotels routinely oversell their rooms, expecting a small percentage of no-shows.
Don't oversell yourself in the job interview.
The salesman oversold the features on the new model.
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Rhymes with oversell
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Britannica English: Translation of "oversell" for Arabic speakers
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