A source close to Olbermann called the characterization of the incident "a gross overstatement."
To define this show of support by major corporations for LGBT equality as a seachange would be no overstatement.
To call the Canadian publisher Harlequin a monopoly in the romance genre might be an overstatement, but not by much.
Perhaps ascribing a distaste for the Oscar winner and soon-to-be Interstellar star is an overstatement.
It is probably not much of an overstatement to say that Arthur Ochs Sulzberger saved The New York Times.
He is given rather to understatement than overstatement of facts—a cool, level-headed observer.
It has happened so many times that we know this is not an overstatement.
He thought of it in three or four languages, but in all it created an impression of overstatement and, more, of bad taste.
One of the characteristics of a legend is its overstatement of fact.
Whether this was an overstatement or not, it was soon seen to contain much truth.