Monday, July 17, 2017

Just Another Word in the Dictionary - Overkill

Overkill n. the capacity of a nuclear weapon stockpile to kill many times the total of an enemy population

the nuclear option:

The effect of their reaction
was overkill

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  1. Yikes! Is that really the definition of overkill?

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    1. I was surprised, too. That's why I picked it. I expect other dictionaries have more expansive definitions, but I guess that's how the word was coined. Apparently we've used it so often in recent years that it's become, ah, overkill...

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