over-play

overplay

[oh-ver-pley]
verb (used with object)
1.
to exaggerate or overemphasize (one's role in a play, an emotion, an effect, etc.): The young actor overplayed Hamlet shamelessly. The director of the movie had overplayed the pathos.
2.
to put too much stress on the value or importance of: A charitable biographer had overplayed the man's piety and benevolence.
3.
Cards. to overestimate the strength of (the cards in one's hand) with consequent loss.
4.
Golf. to hit (the ball) past the putting green.
5.
Archaic. outplay.
verb (used without object)
6.
to exaggerate one's part, an effect, etc.; overact: Without a firm director she invariably overplays.

Origin:
1640–50; over- + play

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overplay (ˌəʊvəˈpleɪ)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to exaggerate the importance of
2.  another word for overact
3.  overplay one's hand to overestimate the worth or strength of one's position

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overplay
"to emphasize (something) too much," 1930, a metaphor from card games, in to overplay (one's) hand, "to spoil one's hand by bidding in excess of its value," from over + play (v.).
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