Definition of 'overkill'
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All the coverage of the snow chaos was complete overkill. The Sun (2010)One danger in the new approach is regulatory overkill on the banks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But regulatory overkill is the last thing we need. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is time to recognise that regulatory overkill represents a serious potential threat to jobs in this country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most of our unique regulatory overkill is made in Whitehall. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Some of the medicine may have been overkill, but within weeks it was working. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I tend stick to two or three accent colours to avoid overkill. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But let's hope it's complete overkill and we have no problems. The Sun (2012)But while changes are clearly necessary, a new threat now looms: regulatory overkill. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But by the time you've finished reading this, they may well have reached overkill. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I think the happiest relationships are when you only meet for a couple of hours a day, and then you avoid the overkill of pointless questions. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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