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Marr suggests layering a cloth mask on top of a surgical mask, but cautions people against going overboard.

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The artist bios, too, go a bit overboard — some running a full page in length.

You can keep some shelf-stable and nutritious items on hand, such as dried beans and grains, but don’t go overboard.

It is tempting to go overboard with both, to cling to screening and ornament in the gray months ahead.

Although, please don’t go overboard with these either for the sake of user experience.

Another 10 slaves threw themselves overboard in a display of defiance at the inhumanity.

But this new study indicates that Weiner may be (is definitely) going a wee bit overboard.

En route to California, he reportedly tossed his works of Lenin overboard, to avoid trouble from the U.S. authorities.

Candidates like Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio “want to toss Republicans overboard.”

On the sixth day adrift on the waves, four refugees died and their bodies were tossed overboard.

The helmsman led me to the side of the vessel, and told me to hold my head overboard, and inhale the air.

Of young negresses, headed up in casks and thrown overboard, when the ships are chased.

So, when they saw the land quite near, what did they do but leap overboard, and swim towards it!

The lad came to in four hours; had he died he would have been quietly reported as washed overboard.

The father was aghast; he whispered hurriedly, "Pull, for God's sake; she'll roll him overboard before we get up."


On this page you'll find 246 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overboard, such as: disproportionate, enormous, exaggerated, exorbitant, extra, and extravagant.

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