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The meaning of "over the top"

" Over the top "
Meaning:
Excessive.
Example:
A fine for my parking offence, that's okay, but crushing the car was over the top.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1920s. The literal 'over the top' relating to trench warfare originated a few years earlier.
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