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
This development is happening because Americans are recognizing that Democrats overplayed their hand on tax reform.
Guest conductors at Orchestra Hall now are firmly part of a structure that preserves through polished repetition pretty much the same 100 pieces that were overplayed five music directors ago.
The question is where the line falls between playing up one’s experience and overplaying it.
The Patriot defense overplayed the duo and allowed them to take advantage of this space for easy layups.
On Monday, Maduro accused Tillerson of overplaying his hand by trying to build support for a damaging economic embargo against the country.
After Walker broke his previous career best of seven 3s, with plenty of time left in the fourth quarter, a Hawks defender overplayed Walker’s jump shot.
Since Doug Jones has eked out a narrow victory against a candidate who could barely be more unappealing, the general consensus is, instead, swinging in the other direction: Trump has overplayed his hand.
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.
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First Known Use of overplay
OVERPLAY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overplay for English Language Learners
: to give too much attention to (something) : to make (something) seem more important than it really is
: to show too much emotion when acting in a play, movie, etc.
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