overkill overkill  /ˈoʊ vər ˌkɪl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required
  2. (n) any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal

Usage(s):

  1. From the loving strength of Dumbo's mom to the caring overkill of The Joy Luck Club mothers, here's time.
  2. TV does seem to be in overkill mode, as the networks have signed up dozens of dating shows, talent searches and other voyeurfests.
  3. Until she's really finished, this isn't overkill.

News

  1. In 'Ochocinco' courtroom spat, AG Pam Bondi sides with ex-NFL receiver

    Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson made national headlines this week when his courtroom antics resulted in a surprise 30-day jail sentence. Americans seemed to split into two camps: Those who agreed Johnson deserved jail time for disrespecting the court, and those who believed it was overkill by Broward County Judge Kathleen McHugh.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  2. Bondi criticizes judge who sentenced 'Ochocinco' to jail

    Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson made national headlines this week when his courtroom antic resulted in a surprise 30-day jail sentence. Americans seemed to split into two camps: those who agreed Johnson deserved jail time for disrespecting the court and those who believed it was overkill by Broward County Judge Kathleen McHugh .
    on June 12, 2013     Source: St. Petersburg Times Blogs

  3. WWE Payback: Three Stages of Hell Is Overkill for Cena vs Ryback This Soon

    The headline says it all.  The Three Stages of Hell match between Ryback and John Cena at the first-ever WWE Payback pay-per-view is overkill.  And no, I'm not talking about the thrash metal band .  In fact, if this match is not booked correctly, it could be a last nail in the coffin for Ryback as a main event wrestler in WWE for quite some time.   First, some background for those of you who ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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Quotes

  1. "Overkill is underrated," says Hannibal Smith, leader of "The A-Team," while planning a particularly elaborate and explosive scheme to trap a bad guy.
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Hannibal Source: The Canadian Press

  2. "It's a very tough thing that he's going through," Easler said. "He's working as hard as he possibly can. Sometimes, there's overkill. It comes down to seeing the ball, hitting the ball. He's in a funk."
    on May 12, 2008 By: Mike Easler Source: SI.com

  3. "Australia's flag was relegated to the background as Canberra was subject to Beijing overkill," Sen. Bob Brown, leader of the minority Greens Party and the organizer of the skywriting plane, said in a statement.
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Bob Brown Source: FOXNews

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