'Don't overdo it, 'Arry, and at the same time don't underdo it, as you might say.'
But managers very generally overdo their work.
"Worth," she asked, grotesquely overdoing unconcern, "where's Miss Ann?
This analysis of Ibsen's practice points to the fact--for such I believe it to be--that what the modern playwright has chiefly to guard against is the temptation to overdo suicide as a means of cutting the dramatic knot.
Mrs. Bute Crawley, the rector's wife, was a smart little lady, domestic, politic, but apt to overdo her "policy."
Many players make the cardinal mistake of playing day after day in the same way; they starve all their weak strokes and overdo all their best ones; in fact, they play in precisely the same manner as if the occasion were an important match.
To be sure, it is just possible to overdo the number of catfish in one tank.
There is little fear of overdoing the mortification of the flesh.
Now, a not over-acute man, in pursuing such an object, would be nearly certain to overdo the matter.
You're rather overdoing the simple life, Monsieur er--Philidor.
This was the Boab's account, but I think he has overdone the harshness and injustice of the Mohammedan law of marriage in relating it to our tourists.
So good-night, old dagger and jewels; see you again, but don't overdo your limited importance.
asked Sylvia, perhaps slightly overdoing her ignorance of his meaning.
On the other hand, you can overdo the game by playing continuously; and if you have been playing all through the summer with scarcely a break, it is a good plan to rest during the winter months, taking up some other game to keep your eye in and your condition fit.
We all have; but there's such a thing as overdoing this duty to the firm.
We shall still be ourselves, and there is no danger that we shall overdo discipline or make organization a thing to be worshipped for its own sake.
For instance--a very stale reflection--one sees Germany overdoing her own cleverness and under-rating that of her neighbours--this more especially in her arrogant dominance of Italy's commerce; further, one notices the Hun's Belgian brutalities costing him dear in a quarter least expected; and again one realises Italy's decision as a thing mainly dependent, in spite of all Germany's taking little ways, on a righteous hatred of Austria--a consideration which brings one surprisingly near to gratitude towards the big-bully Government of Vienna.
I did all I could when I first saw that she was overdoing the champagne.
At times, however, she overdid her business.
The signal was the breaking of the Eucharistic wafer, and at this solemn moment Giuliano was instantly killed, with one stab in the heart and nineteen elsewhere, Francesco so overdoing his attack that he severely wounded himself too; but Lorenzo was in time to see the beginning of the assault, and, making a movement to escape, he prevented the priest from doing aught but inflict a gash in his neck, and, springing away, dashed behind the altar to the old sacristy, where certain of his friends who followed him banged the heavy bronze doors on the pursuing foe.
The coolness of the reception, however, in no way disconcerted James Rutlidge; who, on his part, rather overdid his assumption of pleasure at meeting them again.