overrating overrating  /ˌoʊ vər ˈreɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a calculation that results in an estimate that is too high

Usage(s):

  1. That's allbut if overrating me goes with underrating him, then God praise the equation.
  2. The Chiefs felt that their civilian colleagues in the Pentagon, Weinberger and Perle, were overrating the impor tance of throw weight.
  3. Sir: Now that he is 90, let's stop overrating Picasso.

News

  • NFL Draft 2014: Who's Being Overrated in Late Approach to Draft?

    With the 2014 NFL draft being moved back a couple of weeks from it's previous spot on the calendar, even more time is given for certain prospects' stocks to rise.   Whether it's in the eyes of a particular media pundit or based on rumblings that seem to be coming from within the league, this time of year is prime breeding ground for overrating prospects.  There are also those prospects who have ...
    on April 19, 2014     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. "If he was running for president he should put out an energy plan," Metcalfe said. "But he's a little bit overrating his self-importance."
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Ray Metcalfe Source: Anchorage Daily News (registration)

  2. "The boss may look illiterate; he may look stupid-and looks are not always deceptive," Drucker wrote. "But there is no risk at all in overrating a boss. The worst that can happen is for the boss to feel flattered."
    on Jul 10, 2009 By: Peter Drucker Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "I would say that's totally wrong," Mullin said of my theory. "They were basketball decisions, that's all. I'd like to kind of take that as a compliment. That might be overrating my sensitivity. Sometimes I wish I had that."
    on May 5, 2007 By: Chris Mullin Source: San Jose Mercury News

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