over the top

Bold; beyond normal, expected, or reasonable limits; excessive; outrageous.

He has always had an independent style, but dont you think purple spiky hair is a bit over the top?

2. adverb
Over the parapet of a trench, especially at the start of a futile attack.

The men were sent over the top to their certain death.


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