Example sentences for: overplaying

How can you use “overplaying” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • And yet (no doubt largely because congressional Republicans were overplaying their hand), the public gave Clinton more support than had ever been enjoyed by Richard Nixon (personal best: 67 percent) or even Ronald Reagan (personal best: 68 percent--mass adulation of Ronald Reagan being a largely retrospective phenomenon).

  • The bathos of this sentence and the placement of the story--a lead nobody else but the WSJ even has on the front page--is a reminder of the penchant the Times has for overplaying money.

  • Because it's overplaying tactics and neglecting strategy on several fronts:

  • But Congress won't be able to impeach him if the Republican majority has squandered its authority by overplaying an arguably lesser scandal that most people think boils down to lying about sex.

  • BRADLEY [ Yo Sam, thanks for overplaying your hand, as usual, with rudeness ] : Well enough to answer this question the way I want to answer it.

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