Over-the-top definitions

ō'vər-thə-tŏp'
The definition of over the top refers to something that is taken to excess and may be considered outrageous.

An example of over the top is when your husband takes you out on a great romantic night that was way better than you were hoping for, getting you lots of flowers and candy and presents.

An example of over the top is an ugly dress you have to wear as a bridesmaid that has tons and tons of pearls and feathers and frills.

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Exceeding the normal bounds; immoderate; extravagant.
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So unconventional, exaggerated, or excessive as to be considered outrageous, unbelievable, ridiculous, etc.
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Alternative spelling of over the top.
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(idiomatic) Bold; beyond normal, expected, or reasonable limits; excessive; outrageous.

He has always had an independent style, but don't you think purple spiky hair is a bit over the top?

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(from World War One) Over the parapet of a trench, especially at the start of a futile attack.

The men were sent over the top to their certain death.

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