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Sometimes in the overblown world of modern football, things just need to be said the way they are. The Sun (2017)Along with his sales has grown his sometimes overblown ego. Times, Sunday Times (2013)To modern eyes the furore may seem wildly overblown. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But overblown melodrama soon bursts any intensity apart. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As a result they find themselves stuck between their egotistical need to succeed and the overblown expectations that organisations place on them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The reporting of the hostage story was fair, if sometimes overblown. Peril and Promise: A Commentary on America (1990)It means not dividing people with overblown rhetoric or making promises that you can't keep. The Sun (2013)We remember the speeches - how overblown they now seem. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In English it can seem ridiculously overblown. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)That is overblown political rhetoric. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The typical film is an overblown piece of melodrama with a dash of Greek tragedy thrown in that runs on at interminable length. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is this sort of overblown idealistic rhetoric that makes me worry - and the evidence that people are gullible enough to swallow it. The Sun (2008)Bigger and better, more ambitious and often completely overblown: that seems to be the message. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For now, these fears seem overblown, with the impact of the slide so far mainly beneficial. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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