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Figurative UsePlay
Often used figuratively to suggest excessive actions or measures in everyday situations. SlideBringing a raincoat to the desert is overkill.
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Negative ConnotationPlay
Implies criticism; the action is more extreme than necessary and possibly wasteful. SlideIsn't a five-course meal for a toddler's birthday party overkill?
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Subjective PerceptionPlay
What’s considered overkill in one context might be normal in another; based on personal judgement. SlideSome say a phone with six cameras is overkill, others see it as high-tech.