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Endocrinologist Dr. Jeffrey Garber told NPR that the kale-hypothyroidism connection has been “overplayed.”

“They overplayed their hand; Democrats needed to act,” says Aron of the Alliance for Justice.

“They overplayed their hand,” said Middle East scholar David Makovsky of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Republicans have overplayed their hand on federal court nominations, leaving the president in a win-win position.

In the post-Newtown debate, Obama overplayed the rhetoric, and it doomed his chances for success.

Which would indicate that Stella Kamps, in her protean endeavours, had overplayed the parts just a trifle.

And all this, Mr. Black Star, because you overplayed your part by sending a man to put a letter on my desk.

Mr. Starkweather had schemed to bring about a certain reaction, and he had overplayed his hand.

But in their anxiety to have a full hand to play against the enemy below they nearly overplayed.

You would have sworn that he had wagered to make one of the worst parts he overplayed successful.


On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to overplayed, such as: flamboyant, frenzied, histrionical, maudlin, mawkish, and overemotional.

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