Examples of overplay in a Sentence
The network news overplayed the story just to get good ratings.
He overplayed the death scene.
Recent Examples of overplay from the Web
Lawyers suing General Motor over its deadly ignition switch defect may have overplayed their hand as a federal judge in New York threw out two more crucial test cases.
Yet Alabama historian Wayne Flynt, professor emeritus at Auburn University, cautions against overplaying the state’s singularity.
The trick for the Arkansas defense against TCU — which dropped 572 yards of total offense against the Razorbacks last season — is not overplaying.
Del Toro also overplays his hand in characterizing the heroes.
Tahir Whitehead appeared to overplay Newton on his shovel-pass touchdown to Christian McCaffrey, and Davis dropped an interception and overran at least one tackle.
Churchill also seemed to think that the telegrams overplayed the duke’s involvement with the Nazis.
Democrats will overplay the Russia scandal rather than simply letting special counsel Robert S. Mueller III do his job.
But the Falcons threw him the football only four times, and Belichick has explained the Patriots overplayed Jones depending on the direction of his cut.
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