overkill : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n the capability to obliterate a target with more weapons (especially nuclear weapons) than are required
- n any effort that seems to go farther than would be necessary to achieve its goal
- A word coming more and more into Pentagon usage is "overkill"a blunt but descriptive term implying a power to destroy a military target not once but many times more than.
- From the loving strength of Dumbo's mom to the caring overkill of The Joy Luck Club mothers, here's time.
- TV does seem to be in overkill mode, as the networks have signed up dozens of dating shows, talent searches and other voyeurfests.
News & Articles
- 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.
June 12, 2013 - Tampa Bay Times
- 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 .
June 12, 2013 - St. Petersburg Times Blogs
- 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 ...
June 7, 2013 - Bleacher Report
- Hannibal in The Canadian Press
Overkill is underrated,says Hannibal Smith, leader of "The A-Team," while planning a particularly elaborate and explosive scheme to trap a bad guy.
- Mike Easler in SI.com
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."
- Bob Brown in FOXNews
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.