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overkill

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the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed
  • the song already borders on the maudlin—the addition of a syrupy string accompaniment would just be overkill

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The first known use of overkill was in 1957

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“Overkill.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/overkill. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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