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Definition of over-egg verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

over-egg

 verb
verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they over-egg
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he / she / it over-eggs
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past simple over-egged
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past participle over-egged
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-ing form over-egging
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Idioms
over-egg the pudding
 
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used to say that you think somebody has done more than is necessary, or has added unnecessary details to make something seem better or worse than it really is If you're telling lies, keep it simple—never over-egg the pudding.