Antonyms for overdoing

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Yet it seemed to Phillips as if Smith were overdoing his pose of ignorance.

You had better go, Kate, and make him sit down, or he'll be overdoing it.

That last did seem to be overdoing things a bit, but not seriously.

You have been overdoing yourself—that explains itself to everybody.

He was bowing to her with an obvious intention of overdoing it.

He knew he was overdoing it, but the meeting with Cullison had annoyed him exceedingly.

Or has the experienced matron been overdoing her attention to his morals?

"There's such a thing, Sarah, as overdoing the siesta," she taunted.

Doctor Keltridge will be watching me to see that I'm not overdoing.

I think you are overdoing it,” observed Harry, “we shall not get any sleep either.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English oferdon "to do too much," from ofer (see over) + don (see do (v.)). Common Germanic (cf. Old High German ubartuan). Meaning "to overtax, exhaust" (especially in phrase to overdo it) is attested from 1817. Of food, "to cook too long," first recorded 1680s (in past participle adjective overdone).

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