The proverb is applied to a person who has over-reached his neighbour.
As a mere politician, he may be judged to have over-reached himself.
For once in your life, Nat Bascom, you've over-reached yourself.
Deliberately had he permitted himself to be duped, circumvented, over-reached.
Madame Merle glanced at Isabel with a sort of world-wide smile, a thing that over-reached ...