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  • (n) poor acting by a ham actor


  1. While masterfully drafted, there is a whiff of mothballs in the way Eisner's characters mug their emotions, evoking a time of pre-Method overacting.
  2. The new one is Actor Barry Barnes, who is very British, often squeaky, and leads the cast in overacting.
  3. Aggie thought he was overacting the grief-stricken father.


  • Commentary: Possible 'IRS-Gate'

    Many in the media are already castigating conservatives and Republicans for overreaching and overacting to what some are dubbing "IRS-Gate.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Savannah Morning News

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  1. "It's hard to forget he's an icon," Jesse says about the star. "In some of the scenes I was just trying so hard. And sometimes it's not good because it looks like you're overacting. So one day, we had like a 45-minute conversation in...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Jesse Metcalfe Source: Lincolnshire Echo

  2. "Overacting lang yung mga sobrang natatakot. Hindi nakakamatay, yung namatay may underlying causes. It is mere influenza and not life threatening, there is no need to panic. Our only fear is the spread of the virus in our household," Estrada said.
    on Jun 24, 2009 By: Jinggoy Estrada Source: GMA news.tv

  3. Mr Whately, who plays the title role, joked: "It is in my contract that Colin can't appear behind me in my scenes. It's fine if he upstages Laurence. We only let Colin speak in Latin or Greek, so no-one knows he's overacting like crazy. He probably...
    on Oct 29, 2008 By: Kevin Whately Source: Oxford Mail

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