carry too far

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carry too far

Also, carry to excess. Extend too much in a single direction, as in One can carry the concept of mercy too far; these young thugs should be punished, or Humor in a sermon can be carried to excess. [Early 1700s]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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