overstepping overstepping  /ˈoʊ vər ˌstɛ pɪŋ/


  1. (v) pass beyond (limits or boundaries)
  2. (v) be superior or better than some standard


  1. Republicans accuse the Democrats of overstepping the lines between the executive and legislative branches.
  2. At times he came perilously close to overstepping the law.


  1. 'Lost' Beatles Gig Footage Sparks Lawsuit

    'Tis the season for allegations on how overstepping intellectual property rights can lead to trouble. Last week, a $500 million lawsuit against...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Billboard

  2. Michele Bachmann Should Lead the IRS

    The IRS has wronged Conservatives. The only way to restore a semblance of trust in the institution is to appoint someone that can be counted on to clean house and keep the rogue institution from overstepping its bounds again.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Christian Post

  3. Daily Talker: The Feds Are Watching…Are You Upset?

    The feds have been quietly collecting phone and internet records Americans for years. Lawmakers say it's to guard against a terror attack. Is the government overstepping its bounds? Are you upset or surprised this is happening?
    on June 7, 2013     Source: CBS Boston

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  1. "We believe that the heat of the moment allows certain overstepping of traditional bounds," Stern said. "We understand that we've got some original characters among our coaching staff and we allow a one-time outburst. But over time we have to...
    on Dec 18, 2006 By: David Stern Source: SI.com

  2. "I certainly don't think he will get suspended soon," said Flower. "He's a competitive bloke. He's desperate to contribute to winning games for England. I don't think he's overstepping the mark at all. I fully trust that he will behave in the...
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Andy Flower Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. Former Congressman Mark Neumann says the smoking ban is a case of "government overstepping where they should be" and he'll to repeal the measure if he's elected governor.
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Mark Neumann Source: Wisconsin Radio Network

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