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  • n  a student who attains higher standards than the IQ indicated

  • Nonetheless, Barry Minkow was touted as a genuine hero of the '80s -- a cocky, self-made overachiever who at age 15 started a garage-shop carpet-cleaning operation called ZZZZ Best .
  • Besides Charlie, the lucky--ultimately unlucky--winners include a glutton, an overachiever, a video-game addict and a spoiled rich kid, all of whom get sadistic comeuppances from .
  • Anne Lauvergeon is the archetypal overachiever.
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  • C of C professor to swim English Channel
    College of Charleston education professor Brian Lanahan is an overachiever in academics and athletics.
    June 14, 2013 - The Post and Courier
  • Heat vs Spurs: Biggest Underachievers in 2013 NBA Finals
    For every overachiever like LeBron James or Tony Parker, there's a player who isn't producing up to his standards in the 2013 NBA Finals , and it's time to point them out after two games. While we've seen two very different games in this series that is tied 1-1, some storylines have remained constant through both games, and a handful of names have caught attention for all of the wrong reasons ...
    June 10, 2013 - Bleacher Report

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