over-the-top

adjective

Definition of over-the-top

:extremely or excessively flamboyant or outrageous
  • an over-the-top performance

First Known Use of over-the-top

1984


OVER-THE-TOP Defined for English Language Learners

over-the-top

adjective

Definition of over-the-top for English Language Learners

  • : going beyond what is expected, usual, normal, or appropriate : excessive or exaggerated


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