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  • v  perform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected
    His daughter always overachieves

  • For now, the emphasis is on personal stories--inspirational tales of those who overachieve against all odds.
  • A more common reaction is to overachieve, with little sense of accomplishment or pleasure.
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  • Vince Ellis: Cheeks' calming influence might help Pistons
    No one is predicting Cheeks will make the Pistons overachieve - but most think the team won't underachieve under his direction. And that might just provide enough stability in the era when the clock starts ticking before the ink is dry on coaching contracts.
    June 14, 2013 - Detroit Free Press

  • Tubby Smith in International Herald Tribune
    If you're not skilled enough offensively, defensively you can make up for it with hustle and sheer determination and effort,Smith said. "We feel like we have to overachieve."
  • Jim Zorn in San Diego Union Tribune
    I always felt like I had to overachieve and just play relentless if I wanted to keep up with the good players,Zorn said. "I never looked at myself as one of these elite, top players. I felt like everything I was going to get, I had to...
  • Doug Wilson in USA Today
    I want excuses removed from this organization forever,Doug Wilson said. "If anything, we're going to raise the expectations. People say we underachieved. Well, you know what? We did, and the only way we're going to overachieve is to win a...

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