over-egg the pudding


over-egg the pudding
ˌover-egg the ˈpudding idiom
used to say that you think sb has done more than is necessary, or has added unnecessary details to make sth seem better or worse than it really is

If you're telling lies, keep it simple— never over-egg the pudding.

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  • over-egg the pudding — go too far in embellishing or doing something. → over egg …   English new terms dictionary

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  • over-egg — ► VERB (in phrase over egg the pudding) ▪ go too far in doing something; exaggerate …   English terms dictionary

  • over-egg — verb (in phr. over egg the pudding) go too far in embellishing or doing something …   English new terms dictionary

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