[oh-ver-taks] /ˌoʊ vərˈtæks/
verb (used with object)
to too heavily.
to make too great demands on.
to tax too heavily
to impose too great a strain on
1640s, “to demand too much of,” from over- + tax (v.). Related: Overtaxed; overtaxing.
[ten-shuh n] /ˈtɛn ʃən/ noun 1. the act of stretching or straining. 2. the state of being stretched or strained. 3. mental or emotional strain; intense, suppressed suspense, anxiety, or excitement. 4. a strained relationship between individuals, groups, nations, etc. 5. (not in current use) pressure, especially of a vapor. 6. Mechanics. 7. Electricity. electromotive […]
[oh-ver-th ee-air] /ˈoʊ vər ðiˈɛər/ adjective, Radio and Television. 1. of or relating to any means of broadcast transmission.
- Over the edge
Insane, as in I think he’s gone over the edge. This expression alludes to the edge of sanity. [ 1920s ]
- Over the long haul
adverb phrase For a long while; for a period of difficulty and strain: The slump in sales of women’s apparel is here for the long haul [1930s+; the long haul, ”a transcontinental run,” is found in bus drivers’ talk by 1938] Related Terms for the long haul